Wet loose Northwest Coastal: Shames, 10 hours ago Observation Skier sluff ran slowly for about 100m on 34 deg slope and gained mass. Moved slow and was well behind skier. Was in clearing skiers right of iron curtain. Ran on a layer within the snow above the crust. Bed surface was soft and skiable. Similar layer depth was noted in earlier hand shear tests. 1 photos Whumpfy Northwest Coastal: Shames, 11 hours ago Observation 2 whumpfs today. First was when 6 people were grouped along the pre-existing skin track, settlement area was approx 10m in radius, was quite loud. Second was smaller, 2 person load in the the same skin track but further up hill. A crust down 45ish cm is thin and breakable, soft snow underneath. Saturday February 4th Avalanche Canada, 16 hours ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Friday February 3rd Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Cats Northwest Coastal: Shames, 1 day ago Observation 40cm HST on top of crust/facet combo. Storm snow quickly slabbed up over the day. Reactive on any suspect feature (convex rolls, planar steep open trees). Easily produced slides up to sz 1 on the crust, as we saw from testing several features. 1 photos Prayer Flags Northwest Coastal: Shames, 1 day ago Observation Storm snow is well consolidated as a slab but perched on hard rain crust from last week. We did not dig a proper snow pit, however 8 hand taps on a test block triggered 40cm release on the rain crust. 3 photos New load Northwest Coastal: Shames, 2 days ago Observation Lots of new snow, with riding conditions improving every hour. Snowing heavily. Very strong windgusts in the alpine putting stress on the new load, but much calmer BTL. Thursday February 2nd Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Thursday February 2nd Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Wednesday February 1st Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Shames backcountry/new snow Northwest Coastal: Shames, 3 days ago Observation Significantly more snow the higher we went with an average of 20cm of dry powder. We will need more to cover the hard rain crust that was felt underneath the whole time. So far the new snow is not bonding really well with that hardened layer. Light wind. Snowing heavily. Tuesday January 31st Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Tuesday January 31st Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Monday January 30th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Fish n chips Northwest Coastal: Shames, 6 days ago Observation Avalanche observation by Steph Bev, seen near Shames, reported on Sun 29th Jan, 2023 1:00PM Sunday January 29th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Sleeping beauty ice Northwest Coastal: Shames, 1 week ago Observation Sunny day, but terrible snow. Solid non-breakable crust whole way up, lots of natural avalanches in alpine from last few days. No signs of instability, snow felt very solid just not very enjoyable to be on. 1 photos Saturday January 28th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Friday January 27th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Big Change, in the big Y Northwest Coastal: Stewart, 1 week ago Observation A quick trip to the upper reaches of the Big Y. Water saturated snow from the highway up to about 1400m, above that to 1700m the surface was already freezing into a crust and above 1700m to 1850m there was dry wind pressed snow. On the glacier we probed 250cm. 2 photos Thursday January 26th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Wednesday January 25th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Coastal Concrete Northwest Coastal: Shames, 1 week ago Observation Wet snow to switch back (700mish) snow to top chair in AM. Turned to rain by 1pm up to about 1000m. Coastal concrete! Evidence of a large avalanche cycle yesterday in the valley of certain doom, no clear observations on shames home drainage faces. Tuesday January 24th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Monday January 23rd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Shames Northwest Coastal: Shames, 1 week ago Observation Good day in Shames backcountry. Found cold dust in Fazurs and Dome Shoulder. Skied fast thanks to denser snow under recent storm snow, but didn’t feel a crust. No signs of instability. Saw groups coming down Fish and Chips, which looked great as well. Temps stayed below freezing. 2 photos Sunday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Saturday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Saturday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine Saturday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Regions: Northwest Coastal, Howson, Kitimat, Nass, Rupert, Seven Sisters, Shames, Stewart, West Stikine
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