5 Jan 2012

In the past 24 hours we received 30 cm of snow and strong winds from the south. There were many areas in the alpine where the drifts were over a meter deep. At 2280 meters the temperatures have dropped to -8.7, winds are 50-60 from the south, maximum gust was 85 KPH overnight and Maximum temperature since midnight was -7. At 1550 meters it is -4 with maximum since midnight of -2.3 and we received 10 cm of new snow overnight. . The barometer is on an upward trend. In the valley it is +2 and the freezing level should drop as the day progresses. After avalanche control is finished this morning there should be good skiing in the alpine. With explosive testing mostly size 1 and a few size 2 avalanches have occurred so far this morning.

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If you are heading up to the Duffy there could be up to size 3 avalanches in some of the terrain. With this new snow and a combination of buried surface hoar and facets in the snow pack it is still very reactive. Play hard but be safe!!