Avalanche warning issued for parts of southwest B.C.

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      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.