Sea To Sky

Sea To Sky

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Forecaster: shorton

Careful with slopes that have been wind-loaded and slopes getting hit by the sun.

Mon, 25 FebTue, 26 FebWed, 27 Feb
Alpine2 Moderate2 Moderate2 Moderate
Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Below Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Confidence: Moderate - Wind speed and direction is uncertain on Monday
Mon, 25 FebTue, 26 FebWed, 27 Feb
Alpine2 Moderate2 Moderate2 Moderate
Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Below Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Confidence: Moderate - Wind speed and direction is uncertain on Monday

Wind Slabs

Travel and Terrain Advice

  • Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.
  • Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where small avalanches may have severe consequences.
  • Minimize exposure to steep, sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.

Forecast Details

Avalanche Summary

Preliminary reports from Sunday indicate small (size 1) wind slabs were triggered by riders on all aspects in alpine terrain. Activity on Saturday was limited to loose dry sluffing in steep terrain.

Snowpack Summary

Recent wind has formed isolated pockets of slabs in exposed terrain, while sheltered areas have cold low density snow. The top 20 to 40 cm of the snowpack consists of low density snow that is gradually settling onto old hard surfaces including crusts and wind-packed snow. Low-density snow may sluff easily on these hard surfaces. The lower snowpack is strong and settled.

Weather Forecast

SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear, moderate northeast wind, alpine temperatures drop to -14 C.

MONDAY: Sunny, moderate northeast wind, alpine high temperatures around -12 C.

TUESDAY: Sunny, moderate northeast wind, alpine high temperatures around -15 C.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny with cloudy periods, strong east wind, alpine high temperatures around -10 C.

Source: avalanche.ca

Sea To Sky