In response to COVID-19 and the temporary suspension of many of Parks Canada’s visitor services, public avalanche bulletins will no longer be issued for the remainder of the 2020 spring season. This is a time to avoid the backcountry. Please stay home to help limit the spread of COVID-19, and to minimize demands placed on emergency response teams and the health care system.
Insufficient observations exist to reliably rate the avalanche danger. Expect shallow snow cover with thinly buried rocks and trees just beneath the surface. Avalanche danger often concentrates in gullies and other deposition areas, where windslabs may bond poorly to a weak underlying base. Deeper snow usually exists at higher elevations.
Enough snow has fallen to create winter like conditions up high. Be on the lookout for pockets of windslab especially in confined features and after periods of new snow.
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
A current overall weather forecast can be found at: https://www.avalanche.ca/weather/forecast, and local forecasts can be found at http://spotwx.com
Two significant upslope storms deposited 80-120cm of snow in the park in between late September and early October, which melted down low and persisted up high and on north facing slopes. This has been covered by sporadic snowfalls from late October into November.
There have been no recent avalanches reported, with little data available. If you do head out we would love to hear what you find in a MIN report.