27 Nov 2016

November 27, 2016

Avalanche Activity:

    An avalanche in the Obergurgl area of Austria has claimed a skier: article below--Net Pic

Limited observations on W/B yesterday, Na, Sc issol ssl Sz 1-2 on steep terrain.

    Saturday morning, November 26, 2016-snowing to the valley.

    Snowing with awesome conditions Saturday morning.

    Powder to the valley in the am, moist but certainly a good base.

    A White, River of Golden Dreams.

    Saturday Morning

    Saturday afternoon.

Weather Observations for November 27, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -7, Winds were 20-30 KPH S    --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH S    --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE  --Rendevous
1835 meters    -5, Winds were 10-15 KPH SW --Roundhouse
1650 meters    -4, 5 cm of new snow, 31 cm in 24 hrs, 200 cm Base, RH 99%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -4, 5 cm of new snow, 44 cm in 24 hrs, 142 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +0.7. 14.3mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and variable visibility.

For the forecast:

Unsettled conditions this morning in a Northwesterly flow aloft. A weak upper level trough pushes through later in the day with some light precipitation and Fl dropping to the valley. Monday is looking unsettled with a weak ridge building into Tuesday. Guesstimates 4-8 cm by Tuesday morning. A well deserved break in the action!!

    Looking fairly benign today.

    Unsettled with the chance of some light snow later in the day.


Snowboarder dies of snow immersion on Blackcomb on Saturday: Pique

Snow Immersion and Tree Well Suffocation: Be careful with this much snow

One skier dies another seriously injured in an avalanche: Austria

Fresh snow on local Mountains prompts Avalanche Warning: News 1130

ABS unveils Partner Activation Air Bag: ABS


November 26 at 7:40pm

We went for a swim at Red Heather. We arrived Friday night and left Saturday afternoon and the snow was heavy and continuous for that time. I'd guess 30+ cm overnight with winds calm to light. Depth is about 200 cm at 1600m. The storm snow should be treated carefully for avalanche danger. Boot pen is practically unlimited. While digging a pit, I sunk to my mid-chest. A few small trees came across the trail overnight and it would be awesome if they were removed before they get too covered in snow. I did not have a handsaw on me. The road was a circus and uphill travel had been closed at the time that we went down due to a car partially obstructing the road which also meant that it had not been plowed.

November 26 at 5:45pm

Some friends and I had to dig out a guy from a tree well today. He was last in a group and his mates had zipped off ahead of him. Could have been pretty bad. 

It might be deep put play safe people.

    Its winter in the valley.

    We have alot of snow, 208 cm recoded at 1650 meters in the past week.

    Good skiing right to the valley.

    Awesome conditions on Saturday.

    Skinning down the road!!

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