The avalanche danger for certain areas of Northern B.C. and Alberta have climbed from Moderate to Considerable. This includes areas in and around Chetwynd, East Pine, Kakwa, Tumbler Ridge, and Grande Cache.
Considerable avalanche danger is the third of five levels on the avalanche danger scale. Under considerable danger, natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered ones are likely. Avalanche conditions are considered dangerous and careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision making is essential. Small avalanches can occur in many areas, large avalanches in specific areas, and very large avalanches in isolated areas.
A special avalanche warning is in place until Monday throughout most of the Northern Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia.
Avalanche Canada says a cold, dry start to the winter created weak layers in the snowpack, prompting cause for concern as risks
Adventure seekers are advised to stick to lower angle slopes and choose smaller objectives that minimize the
consequences of an avalanche.
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Information provided by Avalanche Canada