Kananaskis Country Backcountry Avalanche Hazard
June 23, 2022
- Effective Date: June 23, 2022 until further notice
- Where: Backcountry areas in Kananaskis Country
- Why: Snowpack melt in Kananaskis is approximately four weeks behind typical melt this year. It may be summer, but snowy trail conditions and avalanches continue to be present. Many of the backcountry locations accessed from this trailhead cross and/or travel through avalanche terrain.
If you are travelling on these trails:
- Expect difficult conditions and more snow on trails than usual. Proper footwear and equipment are essential.
- Check trail conditions ahead of time. https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/kananaskis-country/advisories-public-safety/trail-reports/
- Snow can make even easy to moderate trails difficult. Know your limits and hike within them.
- Your group should have the skills, knowledge and training to travel in avalanche terrain.
- You should carry an emergency communications device and be aware that cellular service not available in this area.
- Leave the details of your plan with a responsible person.
Attention hikers with backcountry campground reservations:
- You must camp on designated tent pads. Consider bringing a snow shovel.