Many Albertans are venturing to the mountains during this week's spring break.
With the warmer temperatures, we've been experiencing, it may seem like the perfect time to get in some spring skiing and snowboarding, however, both Parks Canada and Avalanche Canada warn that there's also an increased avalanche risk in our neighbouring mountain areas.
On Monday (April 5) an avalanche was triggered in Lake Louise's Haddo Peak, and sadly, the slide claimed the life of a male skier from Canmore.
As of 10 a.m. (April 7) Parks Canada reports indicate that many local areas are still at risk. Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Little Yoho are all listed as a considerable avalanche risk in alpine areas and Glacier Mountain Park as well as Jasper National Park are considered to be moderate to considerable risk through all terrains.
The increasing temperatures are expected to affect the snowpack on upper mountain terrain and contribute to destabilizing conditions.
You can find a detailed list of the latest avalanche warnings here.