Avalanche risk growing across region
As snow continues to fall across the East Kootenay, the avalanche risk keeps rising.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 6, the avalanche risk in the Rockies and Purcells will become considerable in the alpine and treeline, according to Avalanche Canada.
The avalanche risk in the Lizard-Flathead ranges, South Rockies and Purcells will vary from considerable in the alpine and treeline to moderate below treeline.
The Mountain Parks, including Kootenay National Park, will see considerable risk in the alpine and moderate risk in the treeline and below treeline, but then worsen to considerable in the alpine and treeline and moderate below treeline.
“Recently formed storm slabs are expected to remain reactive to human triggering on Wednesday. The region continues to deal with a tricky persistent slab problem and very large avalanches remain possible. Conservative terrain selection remains essential,” Avalanche Canada stated.
Check Avalanche Canada for updated conditions before considering venturing into the backcountry.