Avalanche Bulletin - Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks - Sun Aug 01, 2021

Issued: Sun May 09, 2021 17:00
Valid Until: further notice

Although AVALANCHE HAZARD REMAINS in the mountains, we are no longer producing regular avalanche bulletins. Use the links provided to create your own avalanche hazard forecast. The MCR Regional Summary is a good starting point for recent conditions. [IJ]

Public Avalanche Forecast
Spring Conditions:  Sunday
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
Simpson 2115/2320m Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Bow Summit 2040m Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Sunshine 2200m 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

Some useful weather links:

Parks Canada Weather Telemetry - Real time weather data from remote weather stations spread throughout the region. If there are issues accessing data from the link, the data can also be accessed at avalanche.ca

Mountain Weather Forecast - Good summary of regional weather forecasts

SpotWx - Location specific weather forecasts

Avalanche Activity Discussion

The Mountain Information Network (MIN) and the Mountain Conditions Report (MCR) are good places to find up to date conditions reports. The weekly MCR regional summary has started for the summer and is also an excellent resource.

For More Details

Emergency: (403) 762-4506
Forecasters: (403) 762-1470

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