1 Dec 2012

Proper ski cutting technique requires speed and knowledge of the slope.  Avalanche control yesterday on Blackcomb produced size 1 slides with explosives.

At 2260 meters the temperature as of 06:30 hours was -5, winds were 40-55 KPH from the SSE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -1, and 24 cm of new snow was recorded there. In the valley it is +1.

Expect to see a further accumulation of snow, up to 25 cm by tomorrow morning. Series of frontal waves will be with us for at least a week. Freezing level should hover around 1200 meters for today and progressively start to lower in the next 2 days.

Recent News Article by CBC, media spurred ??, discussions with other individuals in the know came up with considerable for November 30, 2012. Reading the definitions carefully!

For the latest local avalanche advisory: Updated Advisory

Amazing what 20 cm of snow will do to other parts of the world: Moscow

Avalanche in Kashmir: 12 Bodies recovered

A short break in the snow yesterday afternoon.

From this model its easy to see the colour for our area equates to lots of snow.

Skiing conditions above the freezing level have been very good.