Avalanche Canada ahanna, Avalanche Canada

Sea to Sky Avalanche Forecast

Nov 30th, 2019 4:00PM

Cold conditions and firm snow surfaces will make for fast travel in the alpine this weekend. The high pressure will soon start to give way as some new weather starts to trickle in early in the week.

Summary

Confidence

Moderate - Uncertainty is due to the limited number of field observations.

Weather Forecast

Saturday Night: Scattered cloud, light wind from the southeast, alpine low -8 C.

Sunday: Cloudy with sunny periods, moderate wind from the southwest, alpine high -4 C.

Monday: Mix of sun and cloud, wind increasing to strong from the southwest, alpine high -2 C. Freezing level 800 m.

Tuesday: Cloudy with flurries accumulating to 10 cm, strong wind from the southwest, alpine high -1 C. Freezing level 1000 m.

Avalanche Summary

We haven't received any reports of recent avalanche activity but field observations are very limited right now. If you see anything (or if you don't) while out in the field, please consider sharing that information with us and fellow recreationists via the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

Recent reports, including a MIN post from Friday, describe scoured northerly aspects and firm wind pressed snow of variable depths over a hard rain crust in the alpine. Variable snow coverage ranging from 30 to 150 cm have been observed in the alpine, tapering quickly with elevation, with no snow below 1600m.

Valid until: Dec 1st, 2019 5:00PM