Kananaskis Country Avalanche Forecast
Apr 18th, 2012 4:00PM
The spring transition continues. Slopes are generally stable in the morning, but avalanche hazard will rise each day with warming and solar radiation. Start early and finish early and be observant of changes in the weather.
Crusts will break down and loose wet slides will occur on solar aspects each day as daytime heating and solar radiation increase. Over the last couple of days avalanches began to occur between 10:00 and 11:00am. Plan your travel accordingly.
Aspects:North, North East, East, South East, South.
Recent winds have formed pockets of wind slab 20 to 50cm thick along ridgelines and in cross loaded features at higher elevations. A recent skier remote triggered avalanche in the Lake Louise area occurred on this layer.
Deep Persistent Slabs
Weak crystals still linger at the base of the snowpack that could wake up from large triggers such as cornices or a smaller avalanches stepping down. Any avalanche occurring this deep in the snowpack would have devastating consequences for a skier.
Valid until: Apr 19th, 2012 9:00AM