A Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users is in effect immediately
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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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Rapid warming is expected to increase avalanche danger this weekend and into next week.
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Parks Canada is in the process of having Waterton Lakes National Park re-mapped for avalanche hazards
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Remember that in the spring strong solar radiation and warm temperatures can weaken the snow in a matter of minutes, and danger can change from LOW to HIGH very quickly.
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Given that many slopes have yet to see a full-blown warm up we are predicting a widespread and varied array of avalanche problems this week including cornice failures, surface-layer avalanches, and failure on deeper persistent weak layers
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