Nels Nelsen Ski Jump closed due to avalanche risk

Nels Nelsen Ski Jump closed due to avalanche risk

Parks Canada has closed Nels Nelsen Ski Jump in Mount Revelstoke National Park due to high avalanche risk.

According to a news bulletin, a glide crack has formed on the hill. It’s been closed since yesterday and until further notice.

Violcators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act for a fine of up to $25,000.

DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for Rogers Pass due to a winter storm warning. Parks Canada also warns for potential road closures in wake of high to extreme avalanche hazards.

The ski jump was named in honor of Nels Nelsen, a local ski jumper who had set two world records on the hill.

READ MORE: Travel advisory issued for Highway 1 over Rogers Pass


 

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