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Considerable avalanche risk in Fernie area, less so in Cranbrook, Kimberley and Columbia Valley

Backcountry recreationists should be cautious after the recent snow, as Avalanche Canada warns of increased avalanche risk in parts of our region.

Avalanche Canada officials said there are dangerous avalanche conditions in much of the backcountry around Fernie.

The areas around Cranbrook, Kimberley and parts of the Columbia Valley aren’t as bad, but are still considered to have heightened risk on some terrain.

Officials said thin, soft, early-season snowpack will provide the best riding but it is also where avalanches are more likely to occur.

They recommend avoiding overhead hazards, keeping slope angles moderate, and sticking to places sheltered from the wind.

Daily avalanche forecasts can be found here.

 

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