A word of caution for skiiers and snowboarders who may be hitting the slopes on the North Shore mountains: Avalanche Canada is sending out warnings for the area.
Forecasting Program Supervisor James Floyer says the warm air flow coming from the Philippines makes the North Shore Mountains more vulnerable.
“So, we might get some loose snow avalanches. It’s certainly going to be the time to avoid steep, gulley features. Slurpee kind of snow, that might just potentially knock you into a drain trap of tight gully feature.”
“Our current avalanche danger ratings are showing ‘high’ for alpine and treeline regions Tuesday through Wednesday. And then, it’s looking like it may be starting to taper off, as the intensity of the storm dies down a little bit towards the end of the week.”
Whistler and the Interior also have avalanche warnings this week.