An avalanche in the Canadian Rockies. (Photo by Ben Nearingburg)

An avalanche in the Canadian Rockies. (Photo by Ben Nearingburg)

High avalanche risk around Revelstoke

The gondola at the resort is also closed due high winds

Forecast from Environment Canada:

Today: Rain. Snow level 1600 metres lowering to near valley bottom this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 50 gusting to 70 this afternoon. Temperature steady near plus 2.

Tonight: Periods of snow mixed with rain ending late this evening then partly cloudy. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming light overnight. Low minus 6. Wind chill near minus 9.

Tomorrow: Mainly cloudy. High plus 2. UV index 1 or low.

For more information see Environment Canada.

Construction and road conditions from DriveBC @ 7:30 am:

Highway 1

East to Golden: High avalanche hazard. Road closed until noon.

West to Sicamous: Fog. Water pooling. Slippery sections.

Highway 23

North: Slippery sections.

South: Fog. Slippery sections.

For more information see DriveBC.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Snow Report @ 7:30 am:

The resort is currently experiencing high winds on the upper mountain. There will be a delay in opening the Revelation Gondola. They do not have an ETA at the present time.

New snow: 1 cm

Base depth: 251 cm

Season total: 782 cm

Temp on top of the Ripper: -1C

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Avalanche Report from Parks Canada for Glacier National Park:

Issued Saturday

“Elevated avalanche danger, avoid all avalanche terrain.”

Alpine: Extreme

Treeline: High

Below treeline: High

For more information visit Parks Can

Avalanche Report from Avalanche Canada for South Columbias:

Issued Friday

“Intense snowfall, strong wind, and warm temperatures are creating dangerous avalanche conditions that warrant wide terrain margins. Avoid avalanche terrain and overhead exposure on Saturday..”

Alpine: High

Treeline: High

Below treeline: High

For more information visit Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Report from Avalanche Canada for North Columbias:

Issued Friday

“Intense snowfall, strong wind, and warm temperatures are creating dangerous avalanche conditions that warrant wide terrain margins. Avoid avalanche terrain and overhead exposure on Saturday.”

Alpine: High

Treeline: High

Below treeline: High

For more information visit Avalanche Can

For more information visit Avalanche Can

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