Avalanche Canada warns danger ratings in the backcountry could increase this weekend.
Ahigh avalanche danger rating is predicted in the alpine areas of the Purcells near Cranbrook, Kimberley and the Columbia Valley.
Forecasters are also predicting considerable avalanche risk at the treeline and in the alpine for the Lizard Range, Flathead and the South Rockies.
This following a major storm coming to the region mid-week, bringing with it plenty of snow Kootenay-wide.
Avalanche Canada is recommending conservative decision-making if you are heading to the backcountry.
They warn buried weak layers are lingering in all areas and several large avalanches have been triggered by skiers in recent days.
They add warmer weather will only increase the danger going forward.