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Significant Avalanche Danger in Much of BC

Saturday, December 31, 2016 @ 11:37 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Avalanche Canada has issued bulletins for many regions of British Columbia in the wake of variations in the weather including significant snowfall in recent days.

For the Cariboos to the southeast and out to the BC-Alberta border the agency says slab avalanches in steep terrain are still likely following the recent large storm, especially in wind-affected terrain.  Conservative terrain choices are recommended.  Avalanche danger ratings are listed as “Dangerous” and “Considerable” for Alpine areas, and “Moderate” for Treeline and Below Treeline areas.  Those ratings are in effect today and Sunday with “Moderate” ratings for Sunday in the Cariboos.

Considerable to Moderate danger ratings are also posted for the Northwest, North and South Columbia, the Kootenays, Purcells, Southern Rockies and the South Coast.

Those considering venturing into the back country are advised to go to the Avalanche Canada website at www.avalanche.ca for the latest information.


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