29 Mar 2012

Spring has sprung but there is still lots of powder skiing to be had!!

At 2280 meters the temperature as of 06:00 was - 7, winds were 70-100 KPH from the S. Max gust there last night was 120 KPH.  At 1550 meters the temperature was -3.5, 99% relative humidity and the barometer is on the rise after hitting the bottom. . 31 cm of new snow was recorded there and 27 cm was recorded at pig alley. In the valley it is 0.

The snow yesterday was very reactive, size 1-2 soft slabs easily triggered, 10-50 cm. Today will not be much different.

Not sure if the Whistler Peak weather station is 100% but it is saying 10-35 KPH from the S. The ridge weather station there at 2000 m is saying 50-95 KPH from the E, with max gust of 120 KPH.

For the updated avalanche advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

Interesting presentation on skier and snowmobile pressure on the snow: Scott Thumlert

Ski cutting moist snow: Slow but heavy

Avalanche in the trees: Whistler

Map of the area with all the runs marked on it : Google 3D trail map

Yesterday 11:00 and still no tracks, Blackcomb Bowl looking very inviting. The skiing yesterday was amazing, not just because of the 25 cm but there were no crowds.

25 cm fell by 12:00 noon yesterday.

Ipsoot Area, 6500 Ft NE aspect taken last week, likely Feb 8 crust.          Erik Graham Photo