12/01/2012 05:59 EST | Updated 01/31/2013 05:12 EST

Avalanche Risk High In Parts Of B.C.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre is warning skiers and snowboarders about a high avalanche risk in parts of the province.

The warning includes the Sea to Sky and Kootenay Boundary regions, as well as the North and South Columbia regions.

Alpine area are at the highest level of warning while areas in the tree line are rated at a considerable risk.

Forecaster Peter Marshall says adventurers in the backcountry need to take note.

"They'll see high avalanche danger for some of the next few days and if you're heading out into those regions, you should be using extra caution and trying to avoid avalanche terrain," he said. "Sticking to low-angle sheltered slopes is the best idea."

Marshall anyone heading into the backcountry should check the Canadian Avalanche Centre website for the latest conditions.

He also warns those headed for the backcountry to go equipped with a transceiver, probe, shovel and proper training.

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