Hanging Lake Sea To Sky: Brandywine, 14 hours ago Observation Ski cut of a convex roll triggered a sz 1 that ran for about 30m on the latest storm snow interface (~30cm slab). 1 photos Jan 4th 2023 Sea To Sky: Brandywine, 16 hours ago Observation Avalanche observation by austyn.vv, seen near Brandywine, reported on Sat 4th Feb, 2023 5:45PM Paul Ridge Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 17 hours ago Observation We found about 20cm of new snow from last night that fell warm and heavy up to the top of Paul Ridge. We skied the north side of the ridge in open trees and the snow was less reactive overall than we expected. 1 photos Hanging Lake Trees Sea To Sky: Brandywine, 17 hours ago Observation Multiple hand shear tests had a moderate SP break down 30cm on the bond with the new storm snow. 2 photos Heavy and wet Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 18 hours ago Observation Heavy wet snow on Paul's ridge. Ski penetration 10cm, foot penetration 20cm. No natural signs of avalanche but heavy wet sluff was happy to run on 40+ degree slopes. Saturday February 4th Avalanche Canada, 18 hours ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Snowing in the Parking Lot Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 1 day ago Observation Started snowing while we were in the parking lot leaving at Noon on Friday. Friday February 3rd Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Friday February 3rd Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Symphony Skier Triggered 02/02 Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 1 day ago Observation Witnessed skier triggered slide off the shoulder of Piccolo. Clearly wind slab. Ran about 20m before stopping on a bench. Lower Disease Ridge Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 2 days ago Observation SH 2mm on 5cm HST overlies soft surface snow (DF) 5-15cm and MFcr. 2 photos Windslab, N asp Sea To Sky: Brandywine, 2 days ago Observation Skied an open bowl into a small convexity. Patchy sastrugi near ridgeline became more connected further from the ridge line. Slope rolled over into a small gully covered with windblown snow. A ski cut across the gully to a high point produced a s1, between 5-10cm deep, sliding on a crust. Phalanx Wrap Around Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 2 days ago Observation Shooting cracks in wind affected lee terrain near large fetch areas 2 photos Thursday February 2nd Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Thursday February 2nd Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Wednesday February 1st Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Circle Lake - Blackcomb Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 3 days ago Observation Pretty good quality near boot top snow down to Circle Lake. Windslabs 10-20cm+ tightening up quickly at ridgeline and at rollovers. Lots of small loose dry in steep rocky terrain. Tuesday January 31st Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Tuesday January 31st Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Monday January 30th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Buried Surface Hoar Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 6 days ago Observation Have found a thin layer of buried surface hoar the last three days with moderate CT results, down nearly 30cm in the lee and 15cm in windward aspects. Snow pits all around 2000m near Whistler & Blackcomb. Sz 3.5 on SW facing peak in Wedge Group Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 6 days ago Observation Large, almost wall to wall crown on SW face of unnamed peak S of Wedge. Observed from Decker Lake later in the day when the sertting sun really lit up the crown line. Inferred windslab/wind loaded release based on aspect but obviously no hard data. Crusty Overlord Glacier Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 6 days ago Observation Strong overnight NE winds scoured most alpine slopes above the Kees and Claire hut. Skied the Overlord glacier from the Whirlwind col down to 1650m. Mixed bag of snow conditions - grabby chalky snow, supportive wind crust and light powder. Probed 180-220cm in lower glacier. 5 photos Spearhead, Phalanx glacier and way poopy Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 6 days ago Observation Snow on spearhead glacier was variable, and crusty. Riding quality on lower part of phalanx glacier improved, pockets of powder in sheltered terrain. Temperatures on Way poopy were warm due to the sun, snow remained dry but icy and crusty. Sunday January 29th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Gargoyles and Back Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 1 week ago Observation Snow surface conditions along the way: - hard/thick crusts on solar aspects in the trees (it seems like snow melt off the trees created hard crust) - thin and breakable crusts on solar aspects, more of a crust on steeper slopes vs mellow - Wind effect in open areas on the south / southwest slopes of… Rainbow traverse down east glacier Sea To Sky: Brandywine, 1 week ago Observation Traversed from rainbow lake park to rainbow summit down east glacier. Cold artic winds howling at ridgeline with lots of snow transport. East glacier was filled in with chalky to variable wind affected snow making for decent skiing. Best snow was lower in wind sheltered and north facing slopes. 1 photos Callahan to Gin Sea To Sky: Brandywine, 1 week ago Observation Reasonable snow in the alpine above 1500 m, minor crust on south and southwest aspects. Day-old pinwheels on south facing slopes at 1700 m. Very thin (1-3 cm thick) wind slab on a west aspect. 20cm light snow below any crust sitting on a well consolidated base. 1 photos Saturday January 28th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Garibaldi Neve Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 1 week ago Observation Garibaldi Neve, Jan 27th. Broke trail from Elfin on. Ski pen variable ~15cm treeline, zipper crust on solar aspects & boilerplate on the Northerly side of the glacier. Not much for good skiing but great views. Breakable crust on lake - suffer fest to end the day. 2 photos Spearhead Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 1 week ago Observation Had a lovely sunny day on the Spearhead. One other party of patrollers who got an early start but otherwise we had the range to ourselves. Almost all aspects and elevations in the traverse had some surface or very near surface crust, either rime or sun. Friday January 27th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Round Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 1 week ago Observation CTH22(RP) down 15cm CTM17(RP) down 15cm 2x DTN down 125cm on dec.25 crust Some instabilities in the upper snowpack, but generally the snow pack seems to be very well bonded 20-175cm down. Hard to say if the alpine snowpack is the same 1 photos Thursday January 26th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Spearhead Glacier - Vista - Decker Lake tour Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 1 week ago Observation Quick tour - East Col to Spearhead Glacier, Vista Bowl, Decker Lake and then out to Circle Lake and exited via Body Bag. Pretty consistent wind effect with breakable crust to various degrees on all aspects. Rainbow Summit Sea To Sky: Brandywine, 1 week ago Observation Sun was out in force and sun effect becoming more and more prevalent throughout day. Very limited ski penetration in alpine (wind scoured areas). Some soft snow to be found (corn like skiing) on certain slopes. Soft snow on most aspects (excluding north) was destroyed by sun. Very heavy. Wednesday January 25th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Fissile Exit Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 1 week ago Observation Confirmed Jan 13 crust as bed surface. Post pit showed us a CT 14 SP down 30 on a crust. Top 30cm is a stiffer (4F-1F) slab. 4 photos Tuesday January 24th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Monday January 23rd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Round Mountain Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 1 week ago Observation Lots of fresh snow from storm on 1/22, quite busy in the morning with low visibility from fog for a short amount of time. Later on in the morning visibility was great, light cloud coverage. Snowpack seemed to be in good shape, no signs of instability, light fluffy powder about 30cm depth on top. Rethel Couloir Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 1 week ago Observation We did not see any avalanche activity on north aspects, on southern aspects there was some wind effect making for small slides. In Rethel couloir we did not find any sign of instability or significant layers after digging ~1.5m down. Fist snow until about 30 cm down, then 4 finger for the rest. 3 photos Disease and bodybag Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 1 week ago Observation 2 laps on bodybag bowl via the east col route and one lap halfway up disease ridge. No whumpfing or other signs of instabilities. One or two loose wet releases on solar aspects in bodybag by end of day. 2 photos Flute Mellow Tour Sea To Sky: Spearhead, 1 week ago Observation Performed an ECT and CT, see picture. CT had many results, with what I believed was SC characteristics (we just did our ASTs so take this report with a grain of salt). We then performed an ECT with no propagating results. The density of the snowpack was right side up. 2 photos Sunday Elfin Tour Sea To Sky: Garibaldi, 1 week ago Observation Fun, day touring out to Elfin for a workout. Snow was deep and fluffy off the skin track. 5 photos Sunday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus Saturday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Regions: Sea To Sky, Brandywine, Garibaldi, Homathko, Powell River, Spearhead, Stave, Tantalus
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