5 Apr 2012

One of several size 2.5 avalanches from explosive control on Blackcomb yesterday. The slide path referred to as Rock Shot 1 ran into the Hour Glass releasing it, then running out to the lake in Ziggy's Meadow.

At 2280 meters as of 06:00 the temperature was -10, winds were 10-20 KPH from the NNE. At 1550 meters the temperature was -7.5, 95 % relative humidity, and the barometer os on the rise. No new snow over night. In the valley it is -2.

Field observations from yesterday in the corridor, natural avalanches from size 1-3 during the storm, natural activity in the am up to size 2.5 and natural size 2 on solar aspects in the pm.

Did anyone get pictures of the slides in the Spearhead yesterday??

For the updated Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

Sad to report a tree well tragedy: Snow Boarder found in tree well

Large avalanches near Elkford B.C. : Smith Basin

Another result from explosive control on a path referred to as Tifosi.