The gorgeous weather has many British Columbians heading to the backcountry… but it’s also bringing with it a new danger.
Avalanche Canada is issuing yet another Special Avalanche Warning, this time due to “record high temperatures this week.”
Avalanche officials are warning the soaring mercury will make for dangerous conditions.
As daytime temperatures rise and the upper layers of the snowpack become moist or wet, and prone to slides.
Back country fans are advised to avoid avalanche terrain completely.
This warning applies to all Avalanche Canada forecast regions, from the Yukon to the US border and from the Pacific to the Rockies.
It comes on the heels of several warnings, in what has been an unusually deadly year for Avalanches.
The B.C. Coroner’s service says there have already been 13 avalanche deaths this year, 12 of them snowmobilers.