This from Avalanche Canada forecaster James Floyer as the danger rating has once again increased in the Lizard Range and Flathead area.
A number of buried weak layers have produced several large avalanches recently, so Floyer suggests if you do venture into the backcountry stick to simple terrain with no overhead hazards.
He says it’s important to be informed of conditions before heading out and bring the proper equipment.
Floyer suggests once you’re out there it’s not the time to go crazy on the slopes, but rather you should hold back in certain areas, seek lower angle terrain and sheltered areas.
A Calgary man was killed in an avalanche outside of Fernie earlier this month.
There have been several near misses reported in the region as well.
– Avalanche Canada Forecast Supervisor James Floyer