This is not a good time to go into the backcountry in several parts of snow-covered B.C.
Avalanche Canada has issued a warning of a "high" risk in alpine areas today and "considerable" risk below and at the treeline on the south coast and south coast inland, and along the Sea to Sky corridor.
A high risk is defined as being "very dangerous" and travel to these locations is not recommended.
That's because natural avalanches are considered "likely" and human-triggered avalanches are seen as "very likely".
It's considered safe to ski within the boundaries of local ski resorts.