The Canadian Avalanche Centre says highmarking, while snowmobiling is dangerous given the current conditions.


Highmarking is described as the challenge of riding a snowmachine as high as possible on the side of a steep, snow-filled mountain is great fun that requires skill.  Anna Brown a forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre this is dangerous with the current conditions


The RCMP have said the latest avalanche death was caused when a snowmobiler was highmarking on Babcock Mountain near Tumbler Ridge.  The snowmobiler triggered the avalanche at approximately 2:30pm Saturday.  Anna also says the current dangerous avalanche conditions in our area may stick around until the end of the snowmobiling season



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