12 Dec 2012

8 centimetres of low density snow that fell during the day made for some great skiing yesterday.

As of 06:00 hrs the temperature at 2260 meters was -9, winds were 0-10 KPH from the S. At 1650 meters the temperature was  -6, with 5 cm of snow recorded over night. In the valley it was -3 Degrees.

Today should be mostly sunny with a few lingering clouds as the drier northerly flow has entered our area. Another front is expected Thursday with light precip (5-8 cm) by Friday morning. A brief ridge develops Friday giving us sunny breaks. Moderate precip is forecasted for Saturday, but the models are conflicting at this time so confidence is low. If we are lucky we could see a snowy weekend.

For the updated Avalanche Advisory: Local Avalanche Advisory

Interesting discussion on airbags: Micheal Coyle

Val D'Isere's new 6 pack chairlift had to be evacuated: One Rescuer Injured

The other side of the signs, Eaglecrest Ski Area: Video produced by South East Alaska Avalanche Centre, some good information.

Avalanches in the Alps:  From Planet Ski

Observations from Marriott Basin on the Duffy: Telemarktalk.com

Some ski areas have some very graphic signs!! Not sure where this is?