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Guided Wapta Traverse Trips in 2023

Kootenay Backcountry Guides have announced their dates for the Wapta Traverse for 2023. The Wapta Traverse is a ski traverse that travels along the continental divide, otherwise known as the B.C. Alberta border. Several huts along the traverse and variations of the traverse are possible. The trip starts along the Icefields Parkway and ends at …
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Avalanche Canada: significant avalanche activity during long weekend

Many parts of western Canada will see significant avalanche activity during the May long weekend this year as we transition rapidly from a cool, late spring to a period of rapidly rising temperatures and clear sunny weather. Read about five skiers caught in an avalanche on May 20th. There’s still plenty of snow in the …
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Avalanche Canada’s Spring Conditions Guide

As we transition into spring, Avalanche Canada’s danger ratings have been replaced with this “spring conditions” icon: This icon means avalanche danger may be variable and can easily range from Low to High throughout the day. In general, reduce your exposure to avalanche terrain during periods of solar radiation, daytime warming, or rain. Even though …
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