Avalanche Bulletin - Jasper National Park - Wed Aug 23, 2017

Issued: Sat Jun 17, 2017 17:00
Valid Until: further notice

Avoid traveling below large hanging or steep snowfields, snow covered rocks, hanging glaciers or cornices. For trail conditions visit the Park website http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/tcond/cond_e.asp?oPark=100244 [RW]

Public Avalanche Forecast
Summer Conditions:  Saturday
Summer Conditions



Information regarding summer mountain conditions can be found on the Mountain Conditions Report, published by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Past 24 hour weather
Station Maximum (°C) Minimum (°C) Snowfall (cm) Snow Pack (cm) Wind speed Ridgetop wind direction
Marmot Basin 0800 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Columbia Icefields area Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Low
  • Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
  • Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.
  • Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
Moderate
  • Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.
  • Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.
  • Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.
Considerable
  • Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.
  • Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.
  • Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.
High
  • Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.
  • Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.
  • Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas.
Extreme
  • Avoid all avalanche terrain.
  • Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.
  • Large to very large avalanches in many areas.
Forecast Details

Weather Forecast

Snowpack Discussion

The winter snowpack is mostly gone from lower elevations. On northerly facing slopes and on glaciated terrain snow can still be found and may present or conceal hazards. On warm days the snow will be soft and unstable making travel difficult and potentially dangerous. Cool clear nights might cause the snow to freeze into a hard slippery surface.

Avalanche Activity Discussion

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