14 Apr 2012

There is a big increase in the amount of snowmobiles in the back country.

At 2280 meters the temperature is - 6 as of 06:00. Winds were 5-15 KPH from the SSE.
At 1550 meters the temperature is -2, 88% relative humidity and the barometer is on the rise.
In the valley it is -1.

For the updated avalanche advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

A definition of high marking: Useful Tips

Another perspective on snowmobiling: Many Opinions

Snowmoiling safety tips: Good Information

When things go wrong: Avalanches are not the only hazard

Cool trick: How do you ride

Wet snow avalanche definition
A wet slab avalanche is the slowest moving type of avalance, but can still be extremely dangerous and leave unbelievable destruction behind.
Air and ground temperature, the steepness of the landscape, the type of snow or precipitation falling, and how the snow or precipitation settles on the ground are all factors that determine what type of avalanche can occur.
Wet slab avalanches often happen in the springtime when the air temperature starts to rise and more rain than snow falls changing the overall composition of the snow.
The biggest contributor to the creation of a wet slab avalanche is water. Skiers should be aware as spring approaches and the days begin to get warmer, a perfect scenario for a wet slab avalanche could be in the making. Although slow moving, this type of natural disaster can be very damaging.
The wet, heavy, often rain soaked snow has the power to move boulders, trees, mud, and anything else it its path. When the moving mass finally reaches its destination, it often looks as though it has transformed into a wall of dirt and debris.

Some of the jumps being built are huge.

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