4 Apr 2012

Unsettled weather for a few days, hopefully the new snow gets a chance to settle out.

At 2280 meters the temperature was - 12 as of 06:00. Winds were 0-10 KPH from the SE. At 1550 meters the temperature was -9, 95 % relative humidity, and the barometer is on the rise. At that elevation 7 cm of new was recorded, and 8 cm at pig alley. In the valley it is -2.

Natural avalanches (Na), Skier Accidental (Sa), Explosives (Xe), Ski Cutting (Sc) from size 1-3 recorded in the corridor yesterday. Some activity was stepping down into the March 27 th interface.

Yesterday 22 cm was recorded at pig alley during the day, for a 24 hr total of 62 cm. Not bad for an April Storm. A size 3 slide was initiated with explosives on the hanging roll yesterday.

It is unfortunate that people are still disobeying avalanche closures and skinning into areas where potential avalanche control could be initiated. Just because the alpine is closed does not mean that at some point of time in the day the Ski Patrol will not try to test or control slopes when they are able. Control work is essential to protect machinery which is used at night to keep the mountain opened for our skiing pleasure.
Use your brain and go touring some where else.

For the latest Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

Creating an avalanche, jumping off a cliff then filming it from the air: Air Borne Avalanche

Knocked down by a size 1: Pole Cam

Spearhead Hut Survey, click here: Hut Survey

Just a little wind effect.