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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...