Avalanche Canada jeremy.mackenzie, Avalanche Canada

Kananaskis Country Avalanche Forecast

May 4th, 2012 4:00PM

The alpine rating is below threshold, the treeline rating is below threshold, and the below treeline rating is below threshold. Known problems include Loose Wet, Deep Persistent Slabs and Cornices.

Summary

Confidence

Fair - Due to variable weather conditions for the entire period

Weather Forecast

Avalanche Summary

Snowpack Summary

Problems

Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Likelihood

Likely

Expected Size

1 - 4
This problem will be a concern whenever overnight freezes are minimal or rain or daytime heating issues arise.

Aspects:

All aspects.

Elevations:

Alpine, Treeline.

Deep Persistent Slabs

An icon showing Deep Persistent Slabs

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

4 - 7
"Warm days" are re-awakening some of the deeply buried weak layers at the base. There has been recent activity on this layer. These slides are proving to be very destructive taking out mature timber at the base of there normal runouts.

Aspects:

All aspects.

Elevations:

Alpine, Treeline.

Cornices

An icon showing Cornices

Likelihood

Likely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 6
Mature cornices may provide large triggers to trigger loose wet or deep persistent slabs

Aspects:

North, North East, East, South East.

Elevations:

Alpine.

Valid until: May 5th, 2012 9:00AM