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.
Surface snow is still soft as of Nov 21/22 weekend but the supportive crust that makes skiing possible may provide a bed surface for future wind slabs when the Waterton winds inevitably return.
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
Avalanche Canada's Mountain Weather Forecast is a great regional-scale resource for up-to-date weather information. Here you'll find snow amounts, freezing levels and other aspects of weather important to assessing winter conditions in the mountains.
SPOTWX is a good resource for local scale weather forecasts.
At Cameron Lake- Approx. 20cm of soft snow sits over a thick melt freeze crust. The lower snowpack is well consolidated and bonding well to the November 6th rain crust in the limited areas we have been able to test so far. Average snow depth at 2000m is 100cm but shrinks to an average of 40cm below 1850m.
Most other areas are still below threshold.
No new avalanches have been reported in the past 72 hours.