Backcountry Avalanche Advisory

Backcountry

Early season snowfall continues to accumulate in the alpine terrain in our region. Although plenty of ground anchors are still evident in many of the avalanche starting zones and slide paths, some areas have now approached the threshold for possible avalanche activity. Most notable is any terrain with smooth ground cover, as well as areas with summer fern or glaciated terrain.

Caution is advised if you decide to venture out into the backcountry. Many early season hazards exist such as rocks, creeks, as well as an abundance of open crevasses and bergschrunds. Play safe out there. It promises to be a long season, and it would be a shame to end have an early ending.

The Whistler Blackcomb Snow Safety offices will resume daily avalanche advisories for the areas adjoining our ski areas once daily operations of our resort commences.

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What You Should Know...

Every backcountry user should be well prepared and travel with experienced backcountry users. Each member should carry an avalanche transceiver on the 457 KHz frequency and carry equipment for self-rescue.

Our avalanche advisory is updated regularly during the winter season from November through to June. Our hours of operation page has opening and closing dates and times for our winter season. Whistler Mountain's avalanche forecasters post bulletins updating the status and stability of the snow in the backcountry based on snow surveys taken from both within and outside the ski area boundaries.

Be aware that conditions may change and sometimes vary from one slope to the next.

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