Avalanche Canada has extended its special public avalanche warning until the end of day, Mar. 7 as dangerous conditions persist.

Officials says there were numerous natural, accidental, and remote triggered avalanches reported over the weekend, including a fatal accident near Revelstoke.

"It's essential to maintain conservative terrain choices until conditions improve," its website states.

Recent storms have deposited a significant amount of snow across Western Canada. This new snow sits on prominent weak layers established during drought conditions in February. In some areas, there is more than one weak layer. 

As the active storm period passes, widespread natural avalanche activity will slow. However, human-triggered avalanches remain likely. 

Although the new snow is appealing, making conservative terrain choices will be an important strategy for all backcountry users over the next few days.

They recommend sticking to lower angle slopes, avoiding overhead hazard, and choosing smaller objectives that minimize the consequences of an avalanche. Backcountry parties should carry essential rescue gear—transceiver, probe, and shovel—and be trained to use it.

Backcountry users should always check the avalanche forecast. You can find it regularly updated here.