A Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users is in effect immediately
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The warning applies to the following regions: North Rockies, Cariboos, North & South Columbia, Glacier National Park, Purcells, South Rockies and the Lizard Range.
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Glacier National Park Visitor Safety responded to an avalanche on Ursus Major this week. A group of three were ascending the slope to the climbers left of the “Christmas Couloir” on the South East face. One group member had reached the ridge crest as the other two were caught in the avalanche and swept down …
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If your planning to ski or board at Rogers Pass, the Winter Permit keeps out out of the line of fire. The Winter Permit will be in effect as of November 20, 2018.
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The Purcell Mountains snowpack has been the culprit of some very large and destructive avalanches recently. There have been various triggers for these avalanches including natural triggers due to the weather, explosives, and human triggering by people on skis and snowmobiles. Unfortunately, one of these avalanches resulted in the fatality of two snowmobilers. In general, …
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Six skiers from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were injured — one seriously — following an avalanche Tuesday on Mont-Albert in Quebec’s Gaspe region. Quebec provincial police say they were called in the late afternoon and that paramedics and firefighters with evacuation sleds were also dispatched to the area. A group of seven was skiing …
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Sparwood and Fernie Search and Rescue were accidentally called out for an SOS activation from a Garmin InReach emergency beacon this holiday season.
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By Avalanche Canada Let’s set the Christmas Holiday scene. Much of the mountainous regions in western Canada are experiencing a persistent slab problem. So it’s a persistent slab – what’s the big deal? Image: Dec 15 Mountain Information Network post from Allen Creek of a size 2.5 persistent slab avalanche. Why don’t we start out …
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