South-eastern B.C: If you are heading out to the mountains for some recreation this weekend, you
need to be aware the Canadian Avalanche Centre has issued a warning for
The area of concern runs from the U-S border north through Moyie and
Cranbrook to Wasa and east through Sparwood to the Alberta border.
Warmer weather and added snowfall is putting added stress on the snowpack which
means there's a potential for large and destructive slides. You are advised to
avoid avalanche terrain. All skiers and snowmobilers should be equipped with
shovels, probes and transceivers. You should also make sure someone knows what area of the countryside you are traveling to and how long you intend to be there.
This warning extends through Tuesday, Mach 15th. However, snowpack
stability changes rapidly and backcountry users need to check avalanche bulletins
regularly. The bulletins can be found at www.avalanche.ca
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12/6/2013 4:28:55 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News