Avalanche Forecast Kananaskis Country, Alberta Parks

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Avalanche Canada michael.olsthoorn, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Mon Mar. 25th · 4:30PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate
Deep Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs
Loose Wet Loose Wet

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate
Travel conditions are challenging and avalanche danger is increased if there is no recovery of the melt freeze crust.Start early and end early your adventure.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

Tuesday: Light snow with an accumulation of 4cm is forecast. A high alpine temperature of -2c with strong SW winds is expected. Freezing level will be 2200m.Wednesday: Light flurries with a freezing level of 2150m is forecast.

Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches observed

Snowpack Summary

The melt freeze crust on the surface was mostly non-supportive up to trreeline. Wind slabs in the high alpine on north aspects are still a concern for triggering. The melt/freeze crust is not expected to refreeze very well with Monday night's cloudy skies.  Avalanche danger is directly related to daytime heating and re-freezing of the melt/freeze crust.

Problems

Deep Persistent Slabs

Deep Persistent Slabs

This layer becomes a concern when the melt/freeze crust breaks down with solar radiation or warming.

Be aware of thin areas that may propogate to deeper instabilites.Be aware of the potential for full depth avalanches due to deeply buried weak layers.Be aware of the potential for wide propagations due to the presence of hard windslabs.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

2 - 3
Loose Wet

Loose Wet

Loose wet slides are a concern when with strong solar radiation.

Minimize exposure to steep, sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.

Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.

Elevations: All elevations.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 3