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30cm of recent snow has settled and drifted into a slab, up to 50cm deep in places. The slab has had a few days to settle, but expect there to still be pockets reactive to human triggering in isolated locations near ridge crests.
Strong solar radiation is forecast for today. Extra caution is required on steep slopes and thin snowpack areas where the sun will have the most affect.
Natural cornice failures continue. Avoid exposure to cornices while approaching ridge tops and on ascents from below
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
Hello high pressure! A Rex Block has settled in, resulting in sunny and dry conditions with elevated freezing levels into the weekend.
Today: Sunny. Freezing level 1800m. Wind NE-10km/h.
Tonight: Clear. Freezing level 600m. Wind E-15km/h.
Wednesday: Sunny. Freezing level 2400m. Wind E-15km/h.
A surface crust exists on all but northerly aspects, into the alpine. At treeline and above, a settled 30cm of snow sit on the April 7th sun crust and wind pressed surfaces. The March 18 crust is down 90cm. A very strong and dense mid and lower pack sits on up to 50cm of decomposed crusts and large facetted crystals near the ground
A skier accidental size 2.0 occurred in the Forever Young couloir yesterday. A few small wet loose wet avalanches also occurred yesterday from very steep south facing slide paths. A cornice release size 2.0 occurred Sunday morning from the Grizzly path that faces the highway corridor.