9 Mar 2013

Another amazing day, great weather and some great skiing!!

Had the opportunity to check out just how large the last avalanche cycle was, there is evidence of slide activity from Saturday, Sunday and Monday pretty much every where near Whistler.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -8, winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSE. At 1650 meters there was no new snow and the temperature was -&. In the valley it was -5. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast we can expect a sunny day with the possibility of some clouds forming. A series of weak frontal systems will be approaching the coast for the beginning of the week. Expect mostly cloudy skies with some flurries on Sunday night. Light snow for Tuesday and Wednesday but not a lot of snow from these fronts as most of the precipitation will likely go south of us. Thursday is looking like the best snow day at this time.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Three skiers die as avalanches sweep Alps resorts: Austria

Respect the Rope, Some Areas are serious about crossing the line: Colorado

Authorities looking for Hit-And-Run Suspect in ski collision: Aspen Highlands

Gigantic avalanche claims skiers life: Are, Sweden

Sixth Body recovered from Siberian Avalanche: Russia

Came across some folks heading to Alaska the hard way!!

Lots of snowmobilers out in the back country yesterday.

Pretty nice symmetry!

The surface hoar had a nice growth spurt last night.

A crust being obliterated by prop wash.

Just a small pile of avalanche debris.

Thanks to Lindsay Wilson for these photo's taken on March 4, 2013 5 K up the Van Horlick Logging Road, the debris was 6 meters thick.

Thanks to Brad Holmes for this photo, Chief Pascal taken on Tuesday March 5, 2013. Likely went during the storm or just after.

From Brady Fleguel, Entrance Road to UNBC in Prince George

Some more pictures from the Duffy at the beginning of last week from Tom Halliday: