Saturday February 4th Avalanche Canada, 17 hours ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Mountain Shoulder Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 day ago Observation 25+cm of moderate density snow over rust from Tuesday to Friday accumulationds. Much sluffing occurred from ski cuts down to crust. Point releases observed from steep rocky terrain. Open areas definitely feeling wind effected/slabby. Elkevator to heaven! Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 day ago Observation Headed up Elk Mt to see how much snow this storm is bringing. As we made our way up the logging road the rain turned to snow at 700 m. At 1500 m there was 15 cm of storm snow by 1pm, and as we headed home it was still snowing heavily. 4 photos Friday February 3rd Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Friday February 3rd Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Friday February 3rd Avalanche Canada, 1 day ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Thursday February 2nd Avalanche Canada, 2 days ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Winds cookin' on Cokely Vancouver Island: South Island, 2 days ago Observation Headed down South Island and checked out Mt Cokely today on the hunt for wind slabs. We made it to 7 km on Pass main before jumping on the sleds and getting to 1450 m. Snow surface was variable with a mix of crust, some dust and wind slabs. 4 photos Mt Cain hockey season coming to an end Vancouver Island: North Island, 3 days ago Observation Made our way up to check out Mt Cain today. We expected more snow with the overnight storm but only found trace to 3 cm had fallen here. Moderate to strong south winds had moved what snow was available for transport and built tiny wind slabs up to 10 cm thick. 3 photos Wednesday February 1st Avalanche Canada, 3 days ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Tuesday January 31st Avalanche Canada, 4 days ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Monday January 30th Avalanche Canada, 5 days ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Mt Cain Hockey Rink Vancouver Island: North Island, 6 days ago Observation Did some poking around at Mt Cain for the first time touring. Found a very gnarly solar crust and a melt freeze crust every where else. The solar aspects in East bowl were basically a continuous ice sheet that did not soften much in the warmth of the day. IAG AST2 - Mt Brooks Vancouver Island: East Island, 6 days ago Observation Island Alpine Guides AST 2 field day out to Mt Brooks. No recent avalanche activity or signs of instability, which isn't ideal for an avalanche course, but we had great weather and nice views into bigger alpine of the park. Surface hoar growth to 10mm was observed from 1100m right to ridgetop. Sunday January 29th Avalanche Canada, 6 days ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island IAG AST2 Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 week ago Observation Second field day of an Island Alpine Guides AST2. Spent the majority of the day between 1300 and 1500m, avoiding most downhill terrain, as the ski conditions are marginal at best. Observed surface hoar growth at ridgetop, and crust starting to break down on north aspects between 1400-1500m. Saturday January 28th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Friday January 27th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Balmy Beauforts Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 week ago Observation It was a warm one up in the Beaufort Range today, with +5 temperatures breaking down crusts on shaded slopes and greenhousey sunshine producing 5 cm of wet snow on sun exposed surfaces. All by 2pm. 1 photos Thursday January 26th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Beauty Beadnell Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 week ago Observation A beautiful day above the marine cloud layer at Mt Beadnell today! We unloaded sleds at the Oyster 100 branch and rode through about 100m of frozen mud (melted by end of day) before hitting snow. 5 photos Wednesday January 25th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Mt Elma from Mt Washington Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 week ago Observation Warmed up by 10 am. All the snow fell off the trees. Was like walking in a rain storm, so much moisture was coming off the trees. Then the dumps of snow. Most of the snow off the trees now. Snow conditions heavy by noon. Tuesday January 24th Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Monday January 23rd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Krusty Kitchener Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 week ago Observation Snow skied best in the trees. Alpine, ridges and cutblocks were wind affected (either wind loaded or stripped down the most recent crust). Several instances of wind slab breaking up underfoot while skiing. Snow remained dry above 900m. 175cm @1200m N aspect. 1 photos Mt Joan Vancouver Island: East Island, 1 week ago Observation We snowshoed/skied the Mt Curran/Squarehead/Joan loop Jan 21-22. On Jan 21, the southwest face of Curran on the col down towards Squarehead, there was a highly reactive windslab that was anywhere from 6-12inches deep at approx 1400m and lots of shooting cracks. Sunday January 22nd Avalanche Canada, 1 week ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island Saturday January 21st Avalanche Canada, 2 weeks ago Forecast Regions: Vancouver Island, East Island, North Island, South Island, West Island
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