Tree cookies North Rockies: Pine Pass, 19 hours ago Observation With cooler temps and snow in the forecast today we went to check out the action at Mount West. About 5cm of new snow fell while we were riding and the winds were light from the north. The meadows and small features by Mount West were perfect for sledding with the intermittent visibility we had. 3 photos Friday January 27th Avalanche Canada, 19 hours ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Blue River, Clearwater, McBride, Premier, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Clemina, North Monashee, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson Training Day North Rockies: Tumbler, 1 day ago Observation Today we went to Core Lodge to find out how the east side of the Rockies was responding to the warm temps and strong westerly winds. We found a supportive snowpack with a melt freeze crust up to 1500m on the surface and saw cornices building on east facing ridge crests. 5 photos Thursday January 26th Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Blue River, Clearwater, McBride, Premier, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Clemina, North Monashee, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson Spot the Ptarmigan North Rockies: Pine Pass, 2 days ago Observation We headed to Hasler today to see how the big warm up was affecting the snowpack. Heavy snow, pinwheels, and tree bombs were found up to 1600 m. Strong winds redistributed snow into wind slabs in exposed areas. 3 photos Wednesday January 25th Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Blue River, Clearwater, McBride, Premier, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Clemina, North Monashee, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson Careful terrain selection North Rockies: McGregor, 3 days ago Observation We have been up here at Red Cabin area since the 22nd on an AST2 course. About 30-40 cm new snow in the couple days prior to our arrival. Then 15 cm nightly with significant west wind on the 24th. Visibility limited, but a few breaks allowed us see several alpine start zones. 1 photos A Grey Day North Rockies: Pine Pass, 3 days ago Observation We found some powder and a supportive snowpack while sledding at Bijoux. Also, we saw debris from an avalanche, on a wind loaded slope, that happened in the last 24hrs. With 'flat light' and big wind slabs on north to east facing slopes we decided to stick to low consequence terrain. 3 photos Tuesday January 24th Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Blue River, Clearwater, McBride, Premier, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Clemina, North Monashee, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson Monday January 23rd Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Blue River, Clearwater, McBride, Premier, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Clemina, North Monashee, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson Monday January 23rd Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Blue River, Clearwater, McBride, Premier, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Clemina, North Monashee, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson Busy Torpy day North Rockies: McGregor, 5 days ago Observation Great day out at the Torpy Burn, along with everyone else! Recent storm snow was unconsolidated for the first couple hundred meters vertical above the road, then had more slab characteristics with some wind effect higher up. 3 photos Straight back to the aluminum bowl North Rockies: Pine Pass, 5 days ago Observation Another beautiful day in the Hasler riding area after a receiving a good reset. Only one older avalanche was observed in our travels to the aluminum bowl. 4 photos Upper Torpy North Rockies: McGregor, 5 days ago Observation Pit dug at 1750 meters on a south aspect. 0-25 cms was fist soft and sloughed away loosely along a 25cm layer in 8 taps, 25-35 cms was 4 finger firm with a failure at 14 taps along a 35 cm deep thin crust. Another failure at 29 taps at a thin crust 60 cms deep. 2 photos Sunday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Regions: North Rockies, Sugarbowl, McGregor, Pine Pass Triple Ps! Pine Pass Powder North Rockies: Pine Pass, 6 days ago Observation Snowpack elevation 1200.m. We were curious to assess the deep persistent and persistent layers in this part of the world. We identified 3 crust layers at approx 60, 90 and 140cm down. Our ECT test yielded no result. 3 photos Saturday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Regions: North Rockies, McGregor, Pine Pass Friday January 20th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: North Rockies, McGregor, Pine Pass Better in Blue North Rockies: Renshaw, 1 week ago Observation Things are still unseasonably thin around the Renshaw with rocks and trees poking up in many unusual places. We had great visibility today and took the opportunity to check things out in the alpine. We found the best riding in deeper pockets of wind loaded terrain. 4 photos Checking out shallower ridge crest snowpacks North Rockies: McGregor, 1 week ago Observation One of today’s objective was to validate the reported persistent and deep persistent layers in terrain locations that have shallower snowpacks such as near ridge crests. I did a profile on a north aspect at 1760 m elevation just below ridge crest. Slope angle 32 degrees. 2 photos Thursday January 19th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, McBride, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Kakwa, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson, Tumbler Wednesday January 18th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, McBride, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Kakwa, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson, Tumbler Tuesday January 17th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, McBride, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Kakwa, McGregor, Renshaw, Robson, Tumbler Monday January 16th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, McBride, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Kakwa, McGregor, Pine Pass, Renshaw, Robson, Tumbler Warm, wet, and squishy North Rockies: Pine Pass, 1 week ago Observation Great day in Calzon again for an AST course. Snow was pretty good especially closer to the trees on the south side of the valley. There’s an inversion around 1100m, it was -6 at the truck and 0 at 1200 m. We found a rain crust everywhere we went, just a couple cm down, and it was reactive in tests. 3 photos Sunday January 15th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Clearwater, McBride, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Kakwa, McGregor, Pine Pass, Renshaw, Robson, Tumbler Saturday January 14th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Clearwater, McBride, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Kakwa, McGregor, Pine Pass, Renshaw, Robson, Tumbler White rabbit North Rockies: Pine Pass, 2 weeks ago Observation A snowfall warning for Pine Pass had us traveling to Mount Morfee keen to check how much snow, (about boot top, but it rode deeper than that) how it was bonding with the old surface (we could see blowing snow at ridge crests otherwise it stuck to where it fell) and how the persistent weak layer was… 2 photos Friday January 13th Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Regions: Cariboos, North Rockies, Clearwater, McBride, Quesnel, Sugarbowl, Kakwa, McGregor, Pine Pass, Renshaw, Robson, Tumbler
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