Lizard Range and Flathead, British Columbia

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Friday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 16 hours ago Forecast Thursday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Blue sky blues 2 days ago Observation Ski pen and foot pen increased to 5cm above 1600m (in sheltered, non-wind affected areas). The surface crust was breaking down and transitioned from 6cm thick to 1cm as we gained elevation. Wednesday January 20th Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Ron Jeremy 3 days ago Observation Everything went in the last cycle and there's frozen debris everywhere. 2 photos Tuesday January 19th Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Is there snow left to blow?🌬 3 days ago Observation Rain crust from the January 12 storm up to 1800m. We found 165 cm of snow in sheltered areas at treeline, but on more open slopes depth varies according to orientation to wind. For example, west facing terrain in the alpine is scoured to rock. 3 photos Three Sister Summit 4 days ago Observation Everything up Fairy Cr. and in the Three Sisters/Proctor basin went wall to wall in the last cycle. Looks like a warzone up there... 1 photos Monday January 18th Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Leach 4 days ago Observation raincrust tapering off at 1900m seems fairly consistent from here to waterton although the thickness varies. Up to 30cms of freshly drifted pow in very isolated drifts right to valley bottom ontop the crust. Fresh windslabs popping off the cornices easily. 1 photos Sunday January 17th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Saturday January 16th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Tunnel creek 6 days ago Observation Unsure of the triggers or time/date of the natural avalanches, guess is either wind loading or cornice dropping within ~48 hours (Alpine start zones not visible). 3 photos Mammoth Head 1 week ago Observation Dug a pit on NE aspect on skin up. 195cm total depth Well consolidated but found rain crust down 85cm. CT no results. Skiing was ok. Lots of natural avalanche activity from the past week. A few trees down from the wind storm also. 2 photos Wind effect in Rain Gauge! 1 week ago Observation We spent the day in Corbin and toured around the Rain Gauge and Heartbreak areas. Cornices are growing in this area and there was evidence that overhanging cornices had dropped during the storm and triggered a slab avalanche below. 2 photos Friday January 15th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Harvey 1 week ago Observation Can’t get the date to display today’s date.🙀this observation is from Jan 14 Tunnel Mtn 1 week ago Observation Significant rain event yesterday. We travelled to 1700 m and had a bullet-proof crust the entire way. We saw a slab avalanche in the alpine below cliffs that looked like it occurred in the last 24 hrs (size 2) which may have triggered from a cornice fall. 1 photos Thursday January 14th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Wednesday January 13th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Mongolia 1 week ago Observation About 5 cm new at start of day with snow falling all day. Thin breakable freezing rain crust at interface with new snow. Loose dry to size 1 in steep terrain, entraining snow in path. Soft slab properties developing towards end of day. Tuesday January 12th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast AST 2 1 week ago Observation ECT 20 RP down 30cm on Surface Hoar slope angle 28 degrees. Freezing level rose to 1100m and found temps around -5 at 2000m,wind gusting strong from SW. Open areas were wind affected but we found great riding in the sheltered trees 1 photos Monday January 11th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Mongolia Ridge 1 week ago Observation Went for a walk up to Mongolia ridge from resort and one run back to falling star. Evident thin crust from 1650 to 1800m (didn’t go higher so can’t observe above that). Surface Hoar 1-2mm on top of the crust. Huge hoar on trees which made for quite the viewing. 3 photos Nothing fishy here! 1 week ago Observation A very stable day in the notorious bowl... with loads of tracks still to be had. Although the tracks already there had set up pretty good and made for some pretty big bumps as you rode over them! Snow was super stable... even on an slope that measured 45+ degrees. 1 photos McDermid Creek 1 week ago Observation We spent the day in McDermid Creek area where we found a generally good snowpack. There were two obvious crust layers the upper one we suspect was from New Year's rain crust and the lower one is the December 8 crust. 1 photos Sunday January 10th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Pinball Wizards! 1 week ago Observation A start in the dark to battle through a bunch of crust and alders on steep slopes led us to the goods and we were rewarded with quieter ridges and fun powder! It was an icy start at ~1000m with the snow getting lighter the higher we went. 1 photos Quick Pit 1 week ago Observation 2 size 2 avalanches observed from the last cycle (Jan 3rd) with 20-30 cm newer snow on the debris. Good skiing. Pit showed there may be a SH problem in more sheltered areas. 2 photos Quick Pit 1 week ago Observation 2 size 2 avalanches observed from the last cycle (Jan 3rd) with 20-30 cm newer snow on the debris. Good skiing. Pit showed there may be a SH problem in more sheltered areas. 2 photos Saturday January 9th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Sunny slopes and surface hoar 2 weeks ago Observation South facing bowl starting to see small roller balls. North facing bowl has surface hoar developing up to 4mm already between 1700m and 1900m even in areas that are exposed to some wind and sun. 3 photos Friday January 8th Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast

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