Glacier National Park, British Columbia

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Wednesday April 21st Parks Canada, 5 hours ago Forecast Tuesday April 20th Parks Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Observations from Rogers Pass Apr. 16-18, 2021 1 day ago Observation The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides Training and Assessment Program conducted a portion of the Apprentice Ski Guide Exam in Glacier National Park this past week. 1 photos Monday April 19th Parks Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Cheops North 2 days ago Observation Quick lap on Cheops to see how North facing terrain is holding up to the warm temps. There was a moderate refreeze overnight. The crust was breaking down as early as 0900 on solar aspects. 1 photos Sunday April 18th Parks Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Saturday April 17th Parks Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Friday April 16th Parks Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Thursday April 15th Parks Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Parsons Peak via Asulkan 6 days ago Observation We toured up the Asulkan drainage and rappelled into the Hanging Glacier today (skiers right), but climbed back out because we didn’t like the conditions. There was only 15cm powder on an old bed surface (seemed like glacier ice), and we could also see some bare ice. 1 photos Quartz Creek 6 days ago Observation We found dry snow on north aspects above around 1900 m and otherwise moist or wet snow. The slushiest snow was found on steep south facing aspects as the sun warmed them. 3 photos Swiss couloir 6 days ago Observation We went up the Swiss couloir today we left hermit parking around 7:00. We were going up the couloir around 12 o'clock and back for 3 oclock. No sign of instability during our ascent. We bootpack up the couloir we stop just before the top. 2 photos Wednesday April 14th Parks Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Tuesday April 13th Parks Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Close call in Forever Young 1 week ago Observation We arrived at Forever Young to find a group of two were about to drop in. Skier 1 entered the chute. Soon after, Skier 2 called up to us that Skier 1 had tumbled. Skier 2 followed after Skier 1. Our group decided to proceed down the chute. 1 photos Bonney Glacier 1 week ago Observation Walked around the Bonney Glacier to see how steep skiing is shaping up for later this week. Looking pretty good on north aspects. No hand shear results, right side up snowpack with skiing and probing. Minor wind crust in isolated areas but no windslabs observed up to our high point of 2300m. 2 photos Monday April 12th Parks Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Soggy pow on crust, Rogers run 1 week ago Observation 25cm powder on chunky crust most of the way up. Top snow slipping fairly easily off crust but not super consolidated into slabs, just big wet chunks in places. Made it back before significant warming, was lucky clouds kept the sun at bay most of the morning. Sunday April 11th Parks Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Bonney Moraines 1 week ago Observation Great skiing today above 1600m in shaded aspects. No significant recent windslabs noticed. Numerous loose wet naturals SZ 1 or 2 on Ross E face and in the Afton Gulleys in the closed area. 3 photos Balu pass 1 week ago Observation After bailing out from Cheops North bowl and deciding to ski Balu pass, we split the group in 2 to ski 2 different lines on the northern aspect of Balu Pass bowl. Both lines had convexities near the start zone that we had difficulty to clearly assess because of flat light. 4 photos Bonney morraines 1 week ago Observation Skinned up loop brook till the elephant trunk, then started climbing up through the trees to the Bonney moraines. Lots of fresh snow. Its still winter up there, it snowed all the way from the parking lot to the top of our line and back. 1 photos Saturday April 10th Parks Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Friday April 9th Parks Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Thursday April 8th Parks Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Wednesday April 7th Parks Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Remote trigger cornice Jupiter 2 weeks ago Observation Remotely triggered cornice while boot packing Jupiter traverse , older tracks from previous group or groups were extremely close to the edge of cornice , in fact fracture line (orange) runs over old tracks , cornices are fragile , give wide berth, we stayed as close to The rocks as possible , any sn… 2 photos Tuesday April 6th Parks Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast

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