South Columbia, British Columbia

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Better than working 12 hours ago Observation ECT no results on 32 degree slope. Found persistent crust at 70cm. Weak crust also found at 10cm. 1 photos Friday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 16 hours ago Forecast Kokanee Bowl 1 day ago Observation We dug a pit at the top of our intended line, just below the ridgeline. There was a firm crust on the surface, followed by low density storm snow, and then a very obvious well defined weak layer approx 45cm down. Thursday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Fish Face Cutblocks 2 days ago Observation Trip in Bear Face Cut Blocks: We could still feel crust below 1500m but the 10-15cms on top is starting to cushion it enough to be enjoyable skiing. Wind effect noted in open areas BTL as we ascended. Light west winds were transporting surface snow. Cautiously stepping out 2 days ago Observation Due to reports of buried surface hoar, we tested several small slopes before cautiously moving into bigger terrain. We had enough confidence to ride into the alpine, but were content with views due to widespread wind effect. 3 photos Wednesday January 20th Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Tuesday January 19th Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Monday January 18th Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Blue lake 4 days ago Observation Surface crust 15 Cm deep on lower elevations Sunday January 17th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast No rain crust! 6 days ago Observation Day trip up to London ridge area to escape the rain further south. Recent storm slab activity on NE slopes (likely slid during last storm cycle). Dug a pit at 1737m, SE Asp on convex, open slope. CTM16 down 39 on SH (likely 20201226 SH 3 - 10) with suddan planar reaults. 2 photos Kokanee Peak 6 days ago Observation We dug at the top of a wind affected east facing slope beside kokanee peak. (2300m) Found the Jan 10th interface down 30cm presenting as size size 2 facets with 1 finger snow above and below. I did 2 compression tests and a quick ECT on the layer: CTM 14 (SP), 13 (SP) down 30 ECTP 17 down 30. 1 photos RMR Montana Bowl 6 days ago Observation CTE6 rp 25cm CTM7 rp 45cm Saturday January 16th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Friday January 15th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Ski and snowpack conditions 1 week ago Observation Skied the Mt. Aylwin area over the past 3 days. On Jan 13th the freezing level went to ~1800m with high SW winds loading northerly aspects. This recent wind transported + new snow, sits on top of Jan 11th surface hoar. 2 photos Mt MacPherson E face below summit 1 week ago Observation Natural deep slab observed today just below the summit of Mt MacPherson on East facing slope below the cornice. Size 2.5 viewed from far away, might be a 3... Notable because of the depth of the fracture, indicating a failure at the deeper persistent layers. Thursday January 14th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Wednesday January 13th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Rmr old cat ski zone 1 week ago Observation 20 degree open slope. Wind affected. Ssw aspect. S1. OVC. Light gusting mod. wind. First CT CTM2 rp dn 25 (hst plus wsl) CTH1 rp DN 45 CTH3 rp DN 55 CTH10 rp DN 100 Second CT CTM1 DN 13 pc CTM5 DN 45 rp CTH6 DN 55 rp Didnt have my crystal screen to identify failure plane crystal type. 2 photos Tuesday January 12th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Monday January 11th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Sunday January 10th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Saturday January 9th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast White Lady Lake 2 weeks ago Observation Few clouds in the am, clouds rolled in around 2 pm. No precip and calm winds even at ridge top. Ski pen around 20cm. Widespread surface hoar growth on the surface, up to 10-15mm. Thin sun crust starting to form on steep solar slopes. Montana/kokanee 2 weeks ago Observation When touring up kokanee ridge just missed seeing a possible skier triggered slide in Montana. South of the old cat ski run tastes great. Behind the Burnt Knob 2 weeks ago Observation Behind the Burnt Knob today looking for evidence of surface hoar buried on Dec 25. At our test site @1710m in a N asp glade we didn’t find surface hoar. Snowpack test results gave a hard, resistant result on a layer down 50cm. 2 photos SPLITFEST on MacK 2 weeks ago Observation Today sunny, light wind, no new avalanche obs Mack daddy face light version down to gully skiers left, breakable wind crust, wind press on ribs, deep pockets, very variable. Not the best skiing. Friday January 8th Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast

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