North Columbia, British Columbia

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The Gorge 15 hours ago Observation Prominent new surface hoar formation at all elevations. 1 photos Friday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 17 hours ago Forecast Corbin Pass 1 day ago Observation TP: at corbin's pass on an open cutblock at 1540m, S asp, ~25 deg. HS: 160 cm CTM/H 19,23,28 (SC) dn 40cm on preserved Jan 11th SH sz. 4-6mm See photo of Jan. 11th layer popping out in pit wall. Of note there seems to be a thin rime crust just sitting on top of the SH. 1 photos Thursday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Wednesday January 20th Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Tuesday January 19th Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Monday January 18th Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast News at 10 5 days ago Observation Very little signs of instability underfoot. A few small cracks at ridge top. Skied south and west aspects. Thin thin sun crust under recent hn which was distributed anywhere from 1 to 25cm. Probably 5cm overnight and 5 throughout day in area. Light sw winds at 2350m Gorge Sunday 5 days ago Observation Lots of groups at the gorge. Good skiing, conservative choices based on group goals. Dec 30 layer found and noted as the potential for fail while digging pit. Two pits.1st test Ctm 4, fracture 35 down. Well bonded 2nd test Ctm 5, resistance plane 50 down 1 photos Sunday January 17th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Gorge East Ridge at 17KM 6 days ago Observation Snowpack was dense and well bonded. Did two extended column tests and had a partial planer fracture 35cm down on the second, no failures on the first. Eagles pass southeast aspect 6 days ago Observation 3 taps from the wrist for 15cm layer to fail, 6 Taps from the wrist for 30cm layer to fail. 3 elbow taps for layer at 50cm to fail 3 photos Saturday January 16th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Friday January 15th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Frisby Falling 1 week ago Observation Snowmobiler riding along the top edge of hill triggered a size 2 slab avalanche. It propagated across behind him so he was not even aware he triggered. I was standing down at the bottom and witnessed the avalanche. 2 photos Surface hoar in the Esplanade 1 week ago Observation A ski cut at the top of our run easily triggered the freshly buried surface hoar. We were skiing an untouched finger that led into a larger avalanche path, all other start zones that fed the same path had already run, otherwise this avalanche would’ve been bigger. Thursday January 14th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Eagles Pass 1 week ago Observation Multiple slabs on N/NE aspects at tree line and below tree line. One slab on a SE aspect. All around 1900m. 4 slabs (class 1) were snowmobile triggered and 2 slabs (class 1.5 approx) were natural. 2 photos Gorge: Getting Western at the Avalanche Ranch 1 week ago Observation Touchy conditions with storm slab sits on wide spread 5-10mm surface hoar layer and a week crust below that down 20-30cm 3 photos Wednesday January 13th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Gorge km 20 1 week ago Observation The first slide we triggered (photo 1) was at 2100 m, storm slab 15 cm deep, 50 m wide and ran about 100 m. The second slide (photo 2) was slightly lower and about 25% smaller. While skinning up we saw a few crowns and sloughing that may have been from yesterday. 2 photos Gorge 15 km saddle 1 week ago Observation I skied off the skin track to observe the snow, I Remote triggered a small but scary avalanche. I could have easily been right under it. Was very alarming how easy it set off and how far away I was. 2 photos Tuesday January 12th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Monday January 11th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Green Mountain Glide Cracks 1 week ago Observation Short day out in Barriere on Jan 10th. 5cm HN over what appears to be a humidity crust - not present at ~1450m on approach road, starts around ~1550m, and increasing in thickness up to about 1.5mm thick at ~2100m where we turned around due to poor vis. 1 photos Sun Peaks - "Elevators" 1 week ago Observation All observations were made from a safe distance and are estimates. 3 photos Sunday January 10th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Saturday January 9th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Clemin Creek 2 weeks ago Observation Nice day with some decent snow and sunshine. Overnights winds moved snow around quite and bit at all elevations. Morning winds in the access valley were sustained moderate and quite cool at -9. Sun was out most of the day but cloud cover came in heavy at 1400hrs. 2 photos Friday January 8th Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast

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