GOLDEN, B.C. - Police say one person has been taken to hospital by air ambulance following an avalanche near Golden, B.C.
RCMP were alerted Saturday afternoon that a slide had occurred in the backcountry near Hospital Creek.
The force says one person was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital in Calgary.
Avalanche Canada issued a special warning Thursday, urging anyone venturing into B.C.'s backcountry to take extra caution.
The group warns that nearly three weeks of storms have created a snowpack with a complex mix of weak layers.
The danger is expected to persist through Monday and anyone without avalanche training is encouraged to avoid the backcountry.