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B.C.’s backcountry is a danger zone for avalanches

Calgary, AB, Canada / RTBN
B.C.'s backcountry is a danger zone for avalanches

Most mountainous regions in B.C. are included in the warning. (Avalanche Canada)

Many people are heading out of town this weekend, with many programs at SAIT and U of C going on winter break, its the perfect time to escape.

But if your thinking of doing some hiking or cross country skiing you might want to think twice if your heading to British Columbia.

Avalanche warnings have been issued for large sections of B.C.’s backcountry, after a series of heavy snow storms.

The special warnings from Avalanche Canada were made Thursday afternoon for the Lizard Range and Flathead, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, North Rockies, Cariboos, Sea-to-sky, North and South Columbia, Vancouver Island, and the South Coast/Inland.

Avalanche Canada says anyone thinking about going into the high altitude terrain in the backcountry should be extra cautious, including snowboarders and skiers going out of bounds or snowmobilers riding above the tree line.

The warnings will stay in effect until Sunday.


-Kyle Hutton