Avalanche Conditions Report - VIDEO
Welcome to the latest Avalanche Conditions Report, be sure to read all about the latest Avalanche Conditions and watch the video below to get up to speed on the latest Avalanche Conditions.
A week ago on Friday and Saturday there was a reactive storm slab that was responsible for size 1 and 2 avalanches, then this Arctic air mass moved in and took over. The avalanche hazard decreased with this very cold front that is still dominating the region. On Wednesday night / Thursday the winds switched direction to the east and a new wind slab on NW/W aspects formed. This caused a couple of natural wind slab avalanches in our area in the past 24 hours—they were up to size 2!
Avalanche Canada is currently calling the hazard moderate, but you still need to be cautious of the January 25 surface hoar layer which is now down about a meter. This is a low probability high consequence situation where there is a low change of an avalanche but if it does go it will be BIG!
This Arctic cold front will begin to break down on Sunday and it looks like snow is on its way for Tuesday. Stay warm out there and be Safe!