Weekend avalanche warning includes North Columbia

Screenshot from avalanchecanada.com
Screenshot from avalanchecanada.com

From Avalanche Canada:

Feb 19, 2016, Revelstoke, BC: Avalanche Canada is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users from Friday, Feb. 19 to Monday, Feb. 22.

The warning applies to the North Columbia, South Columbia, the Purcells and the Kootenay Boundary. Glacier National Park is also issuing a public warning for backcountry users in that region. For a map of the affected area, click here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zuT2hK5eJPuY.kdGajQJmMe6s

Avalanche Canada recommends backcountry users avoid large slopes in the alpine and at treeline, especially slopes that have not been previously heavily ridden. This advice will be especially important for those seeking fresh tracks or pushing into new riding areas.

Every person in a backcountry party needs to wear an avalanche transceiver in transmit mode and carry a probe and a shovel in their pack. Ensure all equipment is well maintained and in good working order. Avalanche training and practice in using rescue equipment is essential to ensure a fast and efficient response in case of an emergency.

For up-to-date information check the daily forecasts at www.avalanche.ca and Avalanche Canada’s Mountain Information Network.