Avalanche Canada mmueller, Avalanche Canada

Kananaskis Country Avalanche Forecast

Jan 9th, 2020 4:00PM

Good skiing can be found with 30-40cm of recent snow. Keep your respect of the deep weak layers by avoiding shallow areas and recognizing what terrain has avalanched previously.

Summary

Confidence

No Rating -

Weather Forecast

Cold overnight with a daytime high of -16. Flurries throughout the day and moderate winds (50km/hr) at ridgetop. 

Avalanche Summary

Snowpack Summary

there is up to 40cm of snow from a series of storms that passed through over the last few days. In valley bottom there is little wind affect, but as elevation increases there is more input from the wind. Exposed areas at treeline and alpine will have new new wind slabs on easterly aspects. We did have a few hours with north winds, so reverse loading is a possibility. The deep layers near the ground remain a concern due to their weak, "ball bearing" nature.

Terrain and Travel

  • This avalanche problem is difficult to trigger but if so, consequences are serious.

Valid until: Jan 10th, 2020 4:00PM