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.
Any terrain with a skiable snowpack will likely have Windslab. Our last storm was accompanied by NE winds. We have now returned to a typical SW flow. The combination of these two events has seen Windslab development on all aspects.
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. Winds West 50 km/h gusting 90km/h
Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. Strong West Winds.
Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud and continued strong Westerly Winds
A strong, localized wind event has scoured the majority of our terrain. Areas that still hold snow will have pockets of windslab and heavy loading. New windslab overlies a variety of bed surface including bare ground, old windslab and a melt freeze crust where snow from the late Sept. snowfall did not melt out. Snowpack depth varies from 0 -90 cm.
No new avalanches observed.