24 Feb 2013

The sky was blue over Whistler yesterday morning, although in most directions it was fairly cloudy and unsettled.

The new snow certainly enticed the Skier's\Rider's to get on the North facing slopes.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -9, winds were 40-65 KPH from the S. At 1650 meters the temperature was -5, a trace of new snow was recorded over night. In the valley it is -2. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast snow starting to fall as flurries, turning to light snow then becoming moderate this evening, then heavy into early Monday morning. We could see as much as 20-25 cm by Monday morning. The driest day is looking like Monday.  Still looking unsettled for next week, several fronts will travel through our area during the week. light to moderate snow can be expected at times. Still thinking 10-15 cm for March 1, 2013!

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Rescuer's recover body from avalanche in Revelstoke: Saturday February 23, 2013

Victim from Friday's avalanche a RMR Employee: Sad News

Record snowfall hits Japan: February 23, 2013

Extreme Tubing: You Tube

Court Decisions could test resort liability and Colorado Ski Safety Act: Interesting Cases

Thanks to Jen McGuiness for submitting this photo and intel from the Duffy:

Sa, size 2 yesterday on SH down 50 cm. tree line, 6300 ft, NE aspect. Caspar Creek, vantage ridge. 40m wide and 100m long.

wide spread whumping valley to ridge top, even solar effected snow. We discussed skiing down the ridge, my tracks & Neve's are on the ridge. 2nd skier to the skiers left of mine, which were mostly pulled out the by avalanche that the 3 rd skier triggered. 3rd skier got greedy, and tried to ski along the top of convex roll down that falls off NE of the ridge, and triggered the slide. He stayed on top and got onto the bed surface and skied out, no injuries. 

Just below the upper cloud band. Yesterday was yet another unsettled day.

Just above the lower cloud band.

Some folks were enjoying some fine looking heli-skiing yesterday.

If you are a golfer its still a bit early to play in Pemberton!

There were some sizeable drifts after Friday's snow.

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Not many days have gone by recently without the big ball in the sky showing itself.