The snowpack this year has made for excellent snow conditions on the local North Shore mountains.
The sheer abundance of snow has led to some great opportunities for backcountry recreation.
Backcountry recreation is not without risks however, as variable weather and terrain can make avalanches a real concern.
If you are venturing into the backcountry where avalanche terrrain may be present, you are encouraged to invest in avalanche training, proper equipment, carry the regular 10 essentials and check the regular weather and avalanche forecasts before you venture out.
These tips apply whether you are snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling or any other activity that can bring you into avalanche country.
If you are enjoying the many opportunities available on the three North Shore ski areas, please stay inbounds.
For more information, please see North Shore Rescue or Avalanche Canada.