North Rockies, British Columbia / Alberta

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Bustin Crust at Fang 1 hour ago Observation Ski quality ranged in this order from top down: Amazing. Good. Ok. Terrible. Recent rain up to 1350-1400m and then rapid freeze resulted in 3-5cm crust which made downhill, and even uphill in places, travel extremely challenging and not recommended for the faint of heart. 1 photos Tuesday January 18th Avalanche Canada, 16 hours ago Forecast Monday January 17th Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Good travelling snow 2 days ago Observation Pretty solid snow in Bullmoose today. No real results in our test pit and no real signs of instability at Treeline or Below Treeline, even on wind loaded areas, small cornices and steep drifts. Day was warm and windy, with heavy snow starting in the afternoon. 3 photos Wet at the farm 2 days ago Observation very wet day out the farm way today. rain and sleet below 1000m and very wet snow precip above that. Air temp was -1 in the am at the parking lot. but +1 upon return to car at 2pm. measured -3 at 1400m at 1pm. light south west winds throughout the day. Sunday January 16th Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Crust Conspiracy 2 days ago Observation Lots of new snow and fierce southwesterly winds today were doing their best to cover up the nasty old rain and sun crusts that formed over the last few days. Temperatures were still pretty warm and the rain/snow line was hovering around 900m. 3 photos Saturday January 15th Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Torpy 4 days ago Observation Awesome conditions blue bird day 30cm+ of fresh, below 1400m has seen some higher temperatures and has resulted in some crusty snow but above 1400 is perfect conditions, snow pack looks stable and saw no signs of avalanches. 3 photos The Best of Muffins & Powder 4 days ago Observation Spectacular day of riding up Renshaw, with the sun coming out around noon to make it a bluebird powder day. Overall, the new storm snow seemed to be sticking pretty well. The exceptions were steep, north through east faces in the alpine - especially below cornices. 6 photos Friday January 14th Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Core Lodge after the warmup 5 days ago Observation Went for a tour south of the Core Lodge to check out the snow after the big warmup. Bottom line - styrofoam in the trees, windblown in the alpine. No fresh snow in the last day. The warmth has made a soft crust in the trees, with some wind effect. 5 photos Thursday January 13th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Wednesday January 12th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Tuesday January 11th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast West Winds 1 week ago Observation It was nice to see single-digit temperatures today after the big freeze. We went up the Mt West trail to see how the storm from two days ago had affected the snowpack. We found the winds in the alpine had scrubbed things down to hardpack and rock. 3 photos Monday January 10th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Feeling the burn 1 week ago Observation Skied NE facing burn in the Red Deer area. Valley temps were still cold but we were in -2C all day. 20 to 30 cm powder with ~10 cm overnight, well bonded to a very well settled old snow base. Moderate to strong SW winds which were depositing a bit of snow in lee slopes, but not major. 5 photos Cushing 1 week ago Observation We were heading for 16km on the cushing today, but lots of light dry powder on the road was plugging up our air filter and windshield.. so we stopped at 1.5km and shred the steep deep logging block. 2 photos Dave and A Half Deep 1 week ago Observation We got out to Hasler today to have a look at the effects of last nights storm. Things really warmed up in the morning with temperatures hitting a balmy -5! To top it off, the area had received a refresh with 25cm of new snow at waiting for us. 6 photos Sunday January 9th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Is It Warm Yet? 1 week ago Observation It was another cold day at Core Lodge with temperatures in the -20s. Variable winds from over the last week had left hard slab in all but the most sheltered locations. We checked out the alpine and found that many areas had been scoured right down to the ground. 4 photos Saturday January 8th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast New Day New Blizzard 1 week ago Observation We managed to squeeze in a couple hours of good powder riding up at Renshaw before the light got too flat in the stormy weather to ride. 2 photos Japow in the McGregors 1 week ago Observation No signs of instability in the terrain we travelled other than surface sluffing in steep terrain. We stayed below tree line expecting the alpine to be wind affected, skiing large openings and avalanche paths. Adrift at Bijoux 1 week ago Observation Northerly winds from earlier this week had really shifted things around at Bijoux, leaving stiff wind slabs and tall drifts in unusual places. Walls of snow and small cornices were blocking the trail on south and west facing slopes far down into the trees. 3 photos Friday January 7th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Thursday January 6th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Chilling at Red 1 week ago Observation Constant light snowfall from Jan 2nd to 3rd with light winds. Roughly 15 cm accumulation. Winds were burying skin tracks in unsheltered zones among the treed slopes, but no crusts we're developing in those areas. 1 photos Wednesday January 5th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Tuesday January 4th Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast

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