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Avalanche forecaster warning of increased risk in Whistler, North Shore mountains
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Avalanche forecaster warning of increased risk in Whistler, North Shore mountains

As large amounts of rainfall have hammered B.C.’s South Coast over the past week, avalanche experts are ringing the alarm over increased risk in Whistler and the North Shore Mountains. The large amounts of rain and warming temperatures have experts concerned. Read more: King tide passes, flood risk remains as heavy rains blanket B.C.’s South Coast “One of the difficulties with that much rain falling on the snowpack is it’s more difficult to predict how the snowpack will behave,” said AJ Maheu, a North Shore Rescue avalanche forecaster.It’s the peak season for Whistler and Blackcomb with thousands of riders daily. Crews are working hard to reduce avalanche risks in the area.“The Whistler area is definitely dealing with some persistent weak layers that were...
Avalanche Canada introduces new forecasting model, says it’s easier to use
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Avalanche Canada introduces new forecasting model, says it’s easier to use

Heading into the backcountry? Avalanche Canada says it has a new forecasting system that outdoor enthusiasts will find easier to use.The new model will group areas that have similar avalanche conditions, along with giving users relevant information. 3:43 New avalanche forecast system unveiled “This new system allows our forecasts to more accurately reflect backcountry conditions,” Avalanche Canada says on its website. Story continues below advertisement “Our regions are now determined by the avalanche conditions. We’ve made these changes to tackle one of our biggest problems with our old system, where con...