A Special Public Avalanche Warning has been issued in Western Canada.
Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, Kananaskis Country, and the province of British Columbia, issued the warning following a sharp rise in temperatures.
It's destabilized the snowpack and created dangerous conditions that could result in large avalanches, according to Avalanche Canada.
They're also warning of potential cornice falls, which can also trigger large avalanches.
A release from Avalanche Canada emphasizes how widespread the warning is:
"Dangerous avalanche conditions exist for all mountainous regions in western Canada and the hazard increases with each day of warm air. Regions with persistent or deep persistent slab avalanche problems will be especially problematic, with avalanches potentially involving the full depth of the snowpack."
Backcountry users are urged to " leave a wide margin for error during this warming period, stick to simple, low-angle terrain, and avoid all overhead avalanche hazards."
The warning will be in place until the end of Monday, May 1.