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Parks Canada warns of considerable avalanche risk in B.C. and Alberta

Last Updated Dec 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm MDT

(Courtesy https://www.avalanche.ca)
Summary

Parks Canada says the danger rating forecast is considerable to moderate for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks

Controlling the urge to ski fresh powder on big features will be the most important factor in avoiding an avalanche

CALGARY – An avalanche warning remains in effect for mountains in southern British Columbia and Alberta.

Parks Canada says the danger rating forecast is considerable to moderate for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks through Saturday.

That means anyone in the mountains should carefully evaluate snowpack and use cautious and conservative route-finding techniques.

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Parks Canada says controlling the urge to ski fresh powder on big features will be the most important factor in avoiding an avalanche.

It encourages sticking to lower angled slopes with little overhead hazard and says there have been a few close calls already.

The likelihood of natural avalanches has lessened but the likelihood of triggering an avalanche remains high.