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Avalanche Forecast

Thu Mar. 14th · 4:19PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

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Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

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jon Observation Changing Conditions on Whymper Had a great day summiting Whymper Via the North Glacier route with excellent snow conditions for ascent, and extremely good snow on descent.Things were firm in the shade, but anywhere the sun touched was quickly deteriorating with size 1-3... 17 hours ago 4 sfluker Observation Lake Louise slackcountry Size 2 natural avalanche observed at 12 noon. Solar heating caused a surface slab to initiate near rocky terrain in the alpine and it ran the entire slope. Southern aspect. 1 day ago Jordy Shepherd Observation Increasing Avalanche Activity - Chicka but no Boom 1 day ago Aaron Enns Observation Ski quality and size 2 solar avalanche 2 days ago snow.safety Observation Skier Accidental - LLSA Backcountry Little known but party of 2 triggered the slide. One went for a ride and was partially buried. Note the hole in the photo. Party may have passed on loose details to Lake Louise patrol. No further info. A definitive cycle was tipped off this... 2 days ago 1 snow.safety Observation Photo - Whymper Skier Accidental Sz 2.5 2 days ago 1 snow.safety Observation Skier Accidental Size 2.5 - Mt. Whymper Reported by party who looked down from the summit of Mt. Whymper and observed the avalanche with someone standing on the deposit. Party skied back to road and reported to Banff Dispatch. Visitor Safety responded and were in the area on a se... 2 days ago snow.safety Observation Chickadee Avalanches Trip up Chickadee morning of March 15 found several fresh slabs with associated loose dry avalanches as well as significant sluffs triggered by rapid wind loading. Most of these were on the S facing side of the valley with crossloaded feat... 2 days ago 5 snow.safety Observation Observation Sub Peak Avalanche Reported mid afternoon March 15 : investigated March 16. Recent wind loading over previously highly wind effected and shallow slope. Continued wind loading was likely the trigger and some mild solar influence likely helped. Surface slab 30-... 2 days ago 1 pol5029 Observation Stanley valley Skied up the Stanley valley. Nice trail in and we’re going with the intention to check some stuff out on Stanley. At the back of the valley just before the toe we kicked a small slab off, sudden planar, 40cm crown which ran for 50m. Did not... 2 days ago 4 nick.nffowler Observation COTR N.F, J.M, K.B, V.M Witnessed size two loose snow avalanche suspected natural trigger from cornice failure. 3 days ago 2 Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. 4 days ago dmcnamee Observation Crowfoot Glades Size 1.5 likely wind triggered point release of fresh loose dry on north facing Crowfoot forepeak to skiers left of Crowfoot Glades. See attached photo. 5 days ago 1 Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. 5 days ago Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. 6 days ago jon Observation Kindergarten Couloir Rode the Kindergarten Couloir on Sunday. Extremely cold start in the morning, but rapidly warmed up as we got closer to noon. Some sluffing from the top as the sun hit the ridge above us. No signs of Cornice failures (yet). Multiple recent... 6 days ago 6 Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is moderate. 1 week ago Marcus Baranow Observation Eiffel Couloir Skied the bottom half of Eiffel Couloir. Bailed on the top half as the snow went from well bridged to breakable thin crust over bottomless facets. Bottom half skied ok, good bridging to make turns without punching through. Excellent climbin... 1 week ago Marcus Baranow Observation Aberdeen South Aspect Skied the south aspect of Mount Aberdeen from 3000m ASL, did not go to summit. The top 500m had a size 2 slide triggered by a cornice failure. Not much volume for debris but the surface snow slide a long way. Outside of a few hidden death c... 1 week ago Jordy Shepherd Observation Excellent Conditions 1 week ago Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. 1 week ago jake.finnan Observation Crowfoot Mountain Made the summit of Crowfoot Mountain (and little crowfoot). Some fresh snow (about 10cm) made ski quality good. Seems that the snowfall was isolated a bit - since there was no fresh until about 6km in. I brought ski crampons but did not use... 1 week ago 8 cf_twt Observation Flower Couloir Skied the Stem and Petal of Flower today. As expected the skiing was hard-breakable to boiler plate wind slabs in the alpine. Stem was in good condition for the boot pack, not so much for the way down. The same was observed in the petals, a... 1 week ago 2 getonboards Observation Cathedral No avalanche activity observed. We bootpacked and skied south couloir, it was stable but had breakable crust climbing and dust on hard crust skiing down. Skiing in the trees was deep facets. Boot and ski crampons would be needed for t... 1 week ago 2 m.nielsen.sask Observation South dolomite shoulder Poked around the shoulder area. Very small pockets of good snow. Lots of variability in snow pack. Places with good snow had 20cm of sugar on top of a 5cm concrete wind/sum slab. 1 week ago snow.safety Observation Snow Profile Bow Summit Study Plot 1 week ago 1 Parks Canada Observation Avalanche Control on Mt Whymper, Mount Bourgeau and Eagle Mountain: Mar 10, 2019 1 week ago marcthebeau Observation West Nile 1 week ago Eli Schellenberg Observation Cirque Forepeak Lots of wind affect in the alpine on Cirque Forepeak, varying from hardback to punchy wind affected snow. Ski crampons would definitely be useful. Observed debris from two size 1 slab avalanches on S-ly aspects in alpine, at least a few day... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 jeff Observation Dolomite Sub Peak: Sluff step down Over confident in moderate rating in the alpine, even though snow was variable at best. Conscious and cautious of convex features. Sluff developed behind me, gained mass, stepped down in a small lee loaded pocket, sluff and slab debris caug... 1 week ago 1 gritc Observation Hogs Back Surprisingly good skiing on 5-15 cm of powder & wind drifted snow atop a firm base. Numerous loose dry avalanches in ALP. Surface snow faceting & loosing strength - see ski track photo. Cols either side of Commonwealth Peak skied from Burst... 1 week ago 3 eric.ricou Observation Chickadee Valley S Facing Paths Skied the Whymper circuit descending the N Glacier route. Challenging trailbreaking in the trees with a pleasant mix of facets, breakable suncrust, bulletproof wind packed snow through the trees. Once in the alpine basin, snow was mostly ha... 1 week ago 1 Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is moderate. 1 month ago Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is moderate. 1 month ago Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. 1 month ago Parks Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. 1 month ago