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Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is considerable. 7 hours ago alexstrote Observation Chief Pascal We noticed an upside down snowpack with a layer of dense wet snow on top of sugary powder. Cutting steep rollers produced sluffing results down to the last crust layer. Lots of pinwheeling and tree bombs. 17 hours ago 1 mcacho Observation Wendy Thompson Hut WE March 15-17 ACC Whistler Section Trip to WT Hut 03/15-03/17. On the Friday we arrived, temperatures held seasonal and we rode North and North-eastern aspects in the alpine. A weak layer was identified 14 inches down at 2000m that had not strongly bonde... 1 day ago 1 tahcameron Observation Three Brothers area Beautiful day out in Manning Park. Our objective was Three Brothers. It was cold in the shade as we set out -- the snow was crusty to start but softened to heavy corn as we gained the ridge and the sun moved higher. At the top of the ridge... 1 day ago 1 jca1980 Observation Flatiron bowl from needle peak western col Flatiron bowl as viewed from Needle Peak west col. We did not proceed due to intense direct solar, and rapidly warming temps (9c avg, mid teens in direct sun). The typical cornices where still present. We observed the bowl for the duration... 1 day ago 2 jca1980 Observation auto: Quick Report Extremely warm out. Avg 9c and mid teens in full sun. Changed our objective to a north slope which received less sun (more agreeable angle of incidence anyway) and which was ultra low angle with no overhead hangfire. Curiously, did not wit... 1 day ago Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is considerable. 1 day ago kgillich Observation Zoa: South Couloirs We skied Thar, from col went NW down to Falls Lake. From Thar, we observed 3 avalanches across the valley, in the narrow couloirs on the south aspect of Zoa. We also heard a 4th avalanche. Couloirs are narrow, so slides lacked volume, but r... 2 days ago Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is considerable. 2 days ago martindb Observation Donelly Creek area Upper snowpack very faceted, not a typical coastal snowpack for this time of year. 2 days ago 1 Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is moderate. 3 days ago Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is moderate. 4 days ago cdnmoose11 Observation Glide avalanche - Coquihalla - N ridge of Markhor Glide avalanche - regular performer due to the ground surface being smooth granite slabs. Nasty runout into big trees. It's a good idea to avoid the rock slabs when riding in the Coquihalla zone, especially during rapid warming or cooling.... 4 days ago 2 Nick Padoin Observation Nak Peak We set off quite a few small slab avalanches size .5 - 1.5. Easily slid on unsupported slopes. Crust was 10cm down and the crust slid with the avalanche 4 days ago 4 cdnmoose11 Observation 10-K area Scattered clouds kept temperatures cool at 10K yesterday (air temp was -4.9 at 2pm). Just a small refresh (5-15cm) of new on the old wind scoured/pressed surfaces, which was riding well (sled pen was 20cm on average on north aspects)... ma... 4 days ago 2 jthurstonmail Observation Point release avalanche observed Did a day snowshoe up to Joffre in some beautiful weather. By chance, at the third lake we saw an avalanche cloud just below the Matier Glacier. After it settled we got a decent view of the runout path. A piece of the very bottom of the gla... 5 days ago 1 Julie Cossette Observation Slalok/Matier Glacier 5 days ago 3 dbigelow14 Observation Matier Galcier Skiid Matier NW face via Joffre Lakes with good stability. Another group of two triggered an avalanche skiing down the W side of the Matier glacier toward upper Joffre. We came upon the slide maybe half an hour after it happened, and saw bo... 5 days ago 2 Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. 5 days ago j.jellali Observation Avalanche off Duke ridge Avalanche was triggered when the third skier came down the same line as the first two. Avalanche had a crown depth of 15-30cm, propagated 50m wide, and ran 500m long. Did not determine what layer the avalanche failed on. A ski cut at the to... 6 days ago 4 dave.price84 Observation Vantage Ridge small size .5 wind slab, crown was only 10cm tall about 10 ft long, ran about 30 ft. skier stopped next to a tree and was not taken for a ride. 6 days ago Sam McKoy Observation Condition Summary - Cassiope/Saxifrage Area - Duffey Lake Road 6 days ago Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. 6 days ago Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is moderate. 1 week ago Tobin Bellay Observation Claimstake Skied in this area for 2 days. Saw evidence of a couple old shallow windslabs to max sz. 2 on steep north aspects, with no step downs. Sun crust on solars and some tree bombs and pinwheeling. Unconsolidated dry snow on polar aspects, which... 1 week ago 2 bcbusseau Observation Steep Creek - 2318 2 natural avalanches of size 1.5 on N-W facing slopes. We descended a West facing slope with shade. Sluff accumulated from turns and caught me in my turn. it dragged me over a convexity and started the avalanche that brought me about 70 m.... 1 week ago 2 Claire Clarkson Observation Mnt Matier Skiied Mnt Matier, Anniversary Glacier and the south shoulder of Vantage Peak. Generally there was solid stability and glaciers were in good condition with decent coverage. However, the E, SE and NE aspects in the alpine had a punchy sun cr... 1 week ago 4 TJ McColl Observation Steep Creek Great day skiing west facing and north facing slopes. Lots of sluff while skiing the north facing slopes. Small loose slides on sun affected areas near ridge line. Otherwise everything felt stable 1 week ago Avalanche Canada Forecast Avalanche Forecast The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. 1 week ago margorelova Observation Outram About 30cm of fresh powder in the trees and on slopes above 1700m. Open areas above treeline and in the alpine the powder has been distributed by wind and sits on a wind crust. Snow was stable and not sluffing on steeper slopes. No cracking... 1 week ago Scott McKenzie Observation Vantage Col North aspects early in the day were amazing. Soft, dry powder, felt solid. Some of the more sun affected slopes were starting to feel a bit heavy around 12:30. Could feel a solid buried crust in a few spots on east aspects. 1 week ago 2 cdnmoose11 Observation Grrrrrreat Bear Decent refresh up on the Coq over the past 3 days, and convective flurries throughout the day on Saturday. Northerly aspects skiing well with 5-15cm of new (aspect dependent) and average ski pen of 20cm. South aspects have dust on a support... 1 week ago 2 Mitchell Sulkers Observation Marriott 19037 Natural cycle on self regulating slopes below ridges and lee of ribs. HST=15 Winds low, temps -14C. Size 1's entertaining upper near surface facets and running long. No further instabilities notes. Ski cuts resulting in loose dry; stuff... 1 week ago 2 cdnmoose11 Observation Shoulda skied the Duffey instead... Poor life decisions #1472... skiing the NW ridge of Markhor: Ski crampons very useful, some were boot packing it, lots of tree debris on the snow surface... and wind effect found as low as 1400m on exposed aspects. We did get one good turn... 1 week ago 3