St Marys skiing Purcells: St. Mary, 16 hours ago Observation Went to a deeper snowpack part of the St Marys and probed 170 cm at 2200 m. Ski pen was 20 to 40 cm of soft snow that partly fresh and partly faceted. We remote triggered a size 2 avalanche from about 50 m away in a tree island. 3 photos Canyon creek Purcells: Dogtooth, 16 hours ago Observation 40cm of sugar snow at the bottom (November surface hoar layer) ECTX After 30, we could not collapse the extended column no matter how hard we hit the shovel. 2 weeks ago, close by, the first v. hard hit collapsed the entire column on the deep persistent layer. 1 photos Saturday February 4th Avalanche Canada, 17 hours ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell Friday February 3rd Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell Thursday February 2nd Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Thursday February 2nd Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell Jumbo ck @forecaster, Purcells: West Purcell, 3 days ago Observation Toured up to around 2150m with no cracking or whumpfing. Dug a snowpit at 1960 m and didn't get any alarming results. We didn't find the surface hoar in our location but the November facets were large and easy to see! 1 photos Wednesday February 1st Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Forster creek @forecaster, Purcells: West Purcell, 4 days ago Observation We headed out with a plan to get up into the alpine but quickly had to change plans. The cold temps and poor vis meant we spent the day sledding in the trees near the warming hut. There was enough soft snow to get it on edge in lee areas, so around 10-15 cm. Tuesday January 31st Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Bootleg Purcells: St. Mary, 5 days ago Observation Good conditions but hard travel. Windy above treeline with a lot of snow being moved about. Big cornices forming in the usual areas. Round treeline and in the trees no sign of any instabilities. Presumed cornice collapse responsible for fresh debris in the alpine. Monday January 30th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Sunday January 29th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Totes Magoats! Purcells: St. Mary, 1 week ago Observation There was about 30 cm new snow, and some wind drifting from northeast wind along ridges and in the alpine. We observed a size 1 avalanche (triggered by a mountain goat!!!), while it was crossing a steep rocky ridge line (see pictures above). 5 photos Saturday January 28th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Ruedi's East Purcells: Dogtooth, 1 week ago Observation Test pit at 2100m on ENE aspect. 33 deg. HS 140cm. CTH 23 SC on 3-4mm facets down 85cm. Some rounding in the bottom 65cm. 1 photos Friday January 27th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Thursday January 26th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Thursday January 26th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Brewer meadows @forecaster, Purcells: East Purcell, 1 week ago Observation Roughly 100 cm of snow in the meadows below Brewer at 2200 m. About 20 cm of soft faceted powder above some firmer layers in the middle and very weak snow in the bottom. Some alpine slopes looked wind loaded. We did not see any recent avalanches. 2 photos Wednesday January 25th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Good Mellow Skiing Purcells: St. Mary, 1 week ago Observation two ops 1 doing a quick and easy pit: HS 200 199-181 four finger 181-180 visual crust 179-110 1 finger to pencil + well consolidated 109-70 1 finger + 70 - 0 4 finger facets CTM 11 down 19 on visual crust layer CTM 13 down 40 on SH layer 3 photos Repeater Ridge natural avalanche Purcells: Dogtooth, 1 week ago Observation Large natural avalanche which looked to be initiated by wind loading. Avalanche sympathetically trigger the adjacent path both running to size 3. 3 photos Thin faceted snowpack @forecaster, Purcells: East Purcell, 1 week ago Observation Still very shallow in this part of the eastern Purcells with an average of 70 cm at 2200 m and up to 140 cm in a deeper loaded pocket. In most areas the entire snowpack was soft and faceted, while some of the deeper pockets had some firmer and semi-supportive layers in the middle of the snowpack. 3 photos Tuesday January 24th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell T2.5 skier accidental Purcells: Dogtooth, 1 week ago Observation Investigation of avalanche reported to Kicking Horse Mtn Safety. Please take heed of this near miss and make your terrain choices very carefully. 1 photos Canyon Creek Purcells: Dogtooth, 1 week ago Observation Snow pit at 2170 m on 38 degree slope. ECTN26 RP down 25 cm on the January surface hoar. For the heck of it: ECTP31 SC The extended column collapsed on the Novembre deep persitent layer. 1 photos Monday January 23rd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Unsupported slope test Purcells: St. Mary, 1 week ago Observation While riding at the VOR Tower, we followed the ridge line trail south. We did an impromptu 850cc trail side slope test in a shelterd location on the west side of the ridge and had a 30cm, 1-finger hardness slab fail on buried surface hoar. 6 photos Sunday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell Delphine surface hoar Purcells: East Purcell, 1 week ago Observation Very large (10 mm) surface hoar sitting on crust. Widespread in Delphine valley. Buried overnight Jan 21 by 2 cm new snow. 1 photos Quartz ski touring avalanche Purcells: Dogtooth, 2 weeks ago Observation Accidentally skier triggered avalanche on west facing slope on Mt. Dauntless near Quartz Creek. This was a very mellow slope measured at 28 degrees slope angle. 1 photos Saturday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Regions: Purcells, Esplanade, Dogtooth, East Purcell, West Purcell
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