16 Feb 2013

    Yesterday morning looked like something was going to change!
    Its evident in this picture that we are way over due for a new surface. Still some good snow to be      
    found in the backcountry!

At 2284 meters the temperature was -4, winds were 35-55 KPH from the SSE. At 1650 meters there was 3 cm of new snow recorded, temperature was -.5. In the valley it was +3. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast a cold front will move through the area today, hopefully giving us a bit more snow. Not looking so good, possible 2-4cm.  A ridge will rebuild for Sunday. Another upper trough will arrive for Monday bringing some flurries. Still unsettled conditions with more sunny days as the week progresses.

The updated local avalanche advisory: Whistler Mountain Snow Safety

Snowborder Captures harrowing slide down an Avalanche: Near Nelson?

Great perspective of the avalanche on Mount Dixon in New Zealand: January 21, 2013

Trip Planner from the CAC: Cloudburst Mtn.

Avalanches from the past:

   There were some great looking cloud formations on Friday.

    And it looks like there were some nice turns to be had in the backcountry.

    It was always a bit darker to the north yesterday.

Some cool clouds above Ruby Chute in Ruby Bowl.

Solar aspects were getting baked yesterday. Should be some interesting melt freeze conditions today.

Nice looking sunset yesterday, it will be great to see snow coming out of the sky at 3 cm per hour!!!?

Crystals growing on Gun Lake, would not be so good for shiny! Photo submitted by Justin Ormiston