Regional closures in Jasper National Park for sensitive caribou habitat in the Tonquin, Maligne-Brazeau and, North Boundary areas. No access to these backcountry areas. More information follow the links in the Resources below.
The strength of the bridging over the basal weakness will determine it's sensitivity to triggers. Deep penetrating cold has weakened shallow areas and may be more susceptible to triggering and propagation.
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
The arctic air remain dominate as a series of low pressure systems from the south bring light flurries to our region. A "warming", (aka: warmer than lately) trend is moving into the region as we approach the weekend.
Avalanche Canada's Mountain Weather Forecast product now includes a more specific Alberta Rockies synopsis.
Surface faceting at all elevations. Weakening midpack comprised of mixed forms and facets, bridging basal facets and DH. HS Average at TL: ~150cm.
No new avalanches observed or reported