Avalanche Bulletin - Glacier National Park - Wed Jun 23, 2021

Issued: Mon May 03, 2021 08:00
Valid Until: further notice

Large Areas of Glacier National Park Are CLOSED For Avalanche Control Using EXPLOSIVES. For access information visit pc.gc.ca/skirogers or call (250) 837-7500

We have finished writing daily Avalanche Forecasts for the season. Refer to Avalanche Canada's Spring Conditions page for general guidance on backcountry travel in the spring months. [CG]

Public Avalanche Forecast
Spring Conditions:  Monday
Spring Conditions

The avalanche danger is variable and can range from Low to High. Travelling early in the day is recommended, as conditions can change rapidly in short periods of time due to daytime warming. Pay careful attention to the integrity of surface crusts formed overnight and rising air temperatures during the day. Dry slab avalanche danger may also exist during spring snow storms.

Past 24 hour weather
Station Maximum (°C) Minimum (°C) Snowfall (cm) Snow Pack (cm) Wind speed Ridgetop wind direction
Fidelity 1905m Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Rogers Pass 1315m Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Low
  • Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
  • Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.
  • Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
Moderate
  • Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.
  • Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.
  • Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.
Considerable
  • Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.
  • Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.
  • Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.
High
  • Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.
  • Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.
  • Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas.
Extreme
  • Avoid all avalanche terrain.
  • Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.
  • Large to very large avalanches in many areas.
Forecast Details

Weather Forecast

SPOTWX is a resource for weather forecasts at a local scale.

The Avalanche Canada Mountain Weather Forecast is a good resource for understanding the weather at a regional level.

Snowpack Discussion

Pay careful attention to the integrity of the surface crusts formed overnight and rising air temperatures during the day. Dry slab avalanche danger may also exist at higher elevations during spring snow storms. Check out this link for more info on spring conditions.

Avalanche Activity Discussion

Field Observations for the Rogers Pass area may be available on the MIN reports, found at Avalanche Canada's website: https://avalanche.ca/mountain-information-network/submissions

More information may also be available at the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Mountain Conditions Report Website: http://www.mountainconditions.com.

For More Details

Emergency: 1 (877) 852-3100
Forecasters: (250) 837-7500

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