Kananaskis Country Avalanche Forecast
Issued: May 18th, 2022 3:00PM
The alpine rating is, the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is
As we transition to spring still be thinking about the potential for avalanches. Slides can also run far downhill into snow free areas so dont assume your free of hazard even if there is no snow around you. Its always good to know what's overhead!
Early Season Comment
Early Season Message
The avalanche danger is variable and can range from Low to High. Travelling early in the day is recommended, as conditions can change rapidly in short periods of time due to daytime warming. Pay careful attention to the integrity of the surface crusts formed overnight and rising air temperatures during the day. Dry slab avalanche danger may also exist during spring snow storms. Field Observations for your area may be available at the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Mountain Conditions Report Website: http://www.mountainconditions.com. More Spring Conditions Details - http://www.avalanche.ca/pages/static-page/spring-conditions
Some warm some cold, some sun and some snow/rain! The weather is typical spring weather at this time. It can be all 4 seasons in one day! Things to think about are when it warms up or rains, wet slides are possible that will go far down below the valley floor into snow free areas. Think about overhead terrain. Glissading down snow can also be a big trigger as you get wet slides running so use causing as you descend from a location later in the day when the snow is warm and loose. As new storms come in, watch for slabs to develop in alpine areas. Be thinking about what that snow is overlying and if windslabs are developing. As long as there is snow on the ground, avalaches are still possible so keep this in mind.
Valid until: May 19th, 2022 3:00PM
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