Avalanche

Tourists pose for photos at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Skier dies in an inbounds avalanche at Whistler

The avalanche occurred on Tuesday, April 5

 

(Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Avalanche Canada warns of risks on B.C. South Coast following storm

Warning covers alpine, treeline and below-treeline sections on south coast mountains

 

A map of the affected regions including Sea to Sky, South Coast Inland, Cariboos, North and South Columbias, Kootenay-Boundary, Purcells, and Jasper and Glacier National Parks. (Contributed by Avalanche Canada)

Avalanche Canada issues special warning for B.C. and Alberta

Warning is in effect immediately and will apply through Sunday, Feb. 13 for various regions

A map of the affected regions including Sea to Sky, South Coast Inland, Cariboos, North and South Columbias, Kootenay-Boundary, Purcells, and Jasper and Glacier National Parks. (Contributed by Avalanche Canada)
(Black Press Media files)

1 dead, 2 left with serious injuries after series of avalanches near Pemberton, Whistler

Avalanche risk in the Sea to Sky region is high, RCMP say

(Black Press Media files)
Highway 1, 20 km west of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)
Highway 1, 20 km west of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)
Highway 1, west of Revelstoke, looking west. (DriveBC)

Avalanche deposit work to cause delays on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

Work planned between Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 to cause delays for travellers

Highway 1, west of Revelstoke, looking west. (DriveBC)
Motorists travel on the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. Avalanche Canada says there is a high risk of avalanches in the Sea-to-Sky region and across the South Coast as snow melts and a series of atmospheric rivers brings up to 15 centimetres of rain in some parts of the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sea-to-Sky at highest risk of avalanches as storms hit southern B.C.

Vancouver Island and the southern coast being drenched with the series of rainstorms

Motorists travel on the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. Avalanche Canada says there is a high risk of avalanches in the Sea-to-Sky region and across the South Coast as snow melts and a series of atmospheric rivers brings up to 15 centimetres of rain in some parts of the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Highway 3 east of Hope and Highway 1 between Yale and Boston Bar, closed due to avalanche risk Jan. 10, 2022. (DriveBC)

Highway 3 closed temporarily from Hope to Manning for avalanche control

Highway 1 closed from Yale to Boston Bar, waiting on Tuesday’s possible atmospheric event

Highway 3 east of Hope and Highway 1 between Yale and Boston Bar, closed due to avalanche risk Jan. 10, 2022. (DriveBC)
A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)

Pair of avalanches catch skiers in Apex backcountry to end 2021

The skiers were cutting below the ski line when slope gave way

A pair of slides, the first visible in the background, caught skiers in the backcountry on Apex Mountain on Dec. 31, 2021. (Avalanche Canada)
Operation of the howitzers at Roger Pass when the program was started in 1961. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

60 years of avalanche control in Rogers Pass

The avalanche control system, run by Parks Canada alongside the Canadian Military, started in 1961

Operation of the howitzers at Roger Pass when the program was started in 1961. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
Crews clean up after avalanche control activities on Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap in January, 2019. (Photo by B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Scheduled avalanche control preparations to cause highway delays west of Revelstoke

Avalanche control activity will cause intermittent delays at Three Valley Gap

Crews clean up after avalanche control activities on Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap in January, 2019. (Photo by B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
FILE – The Canadian flag flies over the Columbia Icefields’ Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, on May 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh, File

Parks Canada says two dead following avalanche on Alberta mountain

There was no information about the identities or home towns of those who died

FILE – The Canadian flag flies over the Columbia Icefields’ Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, on May 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh, File
A road closed sign is placed at the bottom of a steep hill after several snow storms made some roads unuseable in North Vancouver Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Avalanche safety efforts on B.C. highways get solid marks from auditor general

Michael Pickup said report found avalanche deaths on B.C. highways are rare

A road closed sign is placed at the bottom of a steep hill after several snow storms made some roads unuseable in North Vancouver Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dogs on duty: Avalanche rescue dog in training Sadie (above) learning about obedience with her owner and handler, Steve Morrison at the Fernie Alpine Resort, and Drift (right) who is FAR’s newest CARDA-certified dog.
More pictures, story on page 8.

PHOTOS: Meet Fernie’s team of avalanche rescue dogs

There are five avalance rescue dogs at Fernie Alpine Resort

Dogs on duty: Avalanche rescue dog in training Sadie (above) learning about obedience with her owner and handler, Steve Morrison at the Fernie Alpine Resort, and Drift (right) who is FAR’s newest CARDA-certified dog.
More pictures, story on page 8.
Horsefly fire captain Ben Morhart died tragically in an avalanche Monday after a cornice gave way. (HVFD photo)
Horsefly fire captain Ben Morhart died tragically in an avalanche Monday after a cornice gave way. (HVFD photo)
Eureka Peak, located east of Williams Lake, is a popular spot for snowmobilers. (File photo)

Avalanche east of Williams Lake claims life of 37-year-old snowmobiler: RCMP

Transponder detected but area of Eureka Peak too unstable for responders to go in

Eureka Peak, located east of Williams Lake, is a popular spot for snowmobilers. (File photo)
Backcountry skiers are dwarfed by the mountains as they make their way along a mountain ridge near McGillivray Pass Lodge located in the southern Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Avalanche Canada has issued a special warning to people who use the backcountry in the mountains of western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Avalanche Canada special warning for mountains in western Alberta, eastern B.C.

Avalanche Canada also says everyone in a backcountry party needs essential rescue gear

Backcountry skiers are dwarfed by the mountains as they make their way along a mountain ridge near McGillivray Pass Lodge located in the southern Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. Avalanche Canada has issued a special warning to people who use the backcountry in the mountains of western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Blaine Penner survived an avalanche in Norns Range. Photo: Blaine Penner

Kootenay man survives avalanche and lives to tell the tale

Blaine Penner accidentally stepped out onto a cornice, triggering avalanche

Blaine Penner survived an avalanche in Norns Range. Photo: Blaine Penner
Police are urging skiers and snowboarders venturing into the backcountry to be prepared and equipped for avalanches, which are likely to occur. (Jen Coulter photo)

Skier killed, others injured in ‘high-risk’ avalanches this week near Whistler

Police warn of increased avalanche risk this Family Day weekend

Police are urging skiers and snowboarders venturing into the backcountry to be prepared and equipped for avalanches, which are likely to occur. (Jen Coulter photo)