7 Dec 2012

Skiing in the near backcountry was pretty sweet today. Snow has settled nicely in the past few days.  The bridging above the deteriorating November crust appears to be unreactive at this time around the Whistler Area.

The temperature at 2260 meters was -10 as of 06:00 hours with winds 40-65 KPH out of the South. At 1650 meters the temperature was -6, 8 cm of new snow was recorded since 14:30 0n Dec 6. In the valley it is 0.

For the forecast we can expect more sun with the possibility of a flurry as an upper level ridge settles into the area for the next few days. A northerly flow will bring cooler temperatures with freezing levels at surface. A north westerly flow aloft continues into Tuesday when we will see more of the white stuff.

For the updated local advisory: Advisory

I ski on Lange: Lara Gut

Warm Sea water melting Antarctic glaciers: Reduction in the Ice mass

Be Prepared: Avalanche Lessons Learned

Not much more information on Tignes, but this is a bit of an update: Amazing Outcome

Professional Secrets for a quick Avalanche Rescue: Doug Chabot

Still some concerns about the buried surface hoar, November 28 Th, in the Duffy area. Reports of up to a size 2.5 in that zone.

New contest sponsored by Arcteryx, Touque and goggle bag up for grabs for the best avalanche picture submitted before December 31, 2012. Contest will continue into the new year.

Sweet Telemarking!!