9 Apr 2013

Yesterday morning, Green Lake,  the cloud eventually lifted.

Firm wind slab with some loose preserved stellar's below. North aspect wind affected  near Miller Ridge.

Loose dry 10 cm on a temperature crust near Hurley Zone.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -6, winds were 15-25 from the S. At 1650 meters the temperature was -1.5, no new snow overnight. In the valley it was +4. Observations taken at 06:00 hrs this Am.

For the forecast a warm front is upon us which will be followed by a cold front for early Wednesday. The onshore flow will bring unsettled weather for Thursday into Friday, another cold front should arrive on Friday night, bringing unsettled and unseasonably cool temperatures into early next week. Freezing levels should be around 1400 meters for today, rising to 1650 meters by Wednesday then progressively dropping and reaching 500 meters by Saturday night. Guesstimates: Today 1-2 cm by tonight, Wednesday 10-15 cm by 15:00 hrs, Thursday 1-3 by 15:00 hrs, Friday 1-3 by 15:00 hrs, Saturday 10-15 by 15:00 Hrs.

For the updated local avalanche advisory: Whistler Mountain Snow Safety Department

Backcountry Equipment Reviews and More: EARNYOURTURNS

Winter Park Skier death case under appeal: SKY-HI NEWS

Callum Petit; Hole in One: You Tube

Ewe and lamb found alive under nine feet of snow: Llanfairfechan, UK

Natural slab release Darcy Zone, likely slid during snow event on Saturday or Sunday.

The wind certainly had its way with many slopes.

View to the North West of Whistler

View to the South West of Whistler.

At 1800 meters the sun had already warmed the snow up by 12:00 yesterday.

Some pictures below submitted by Braden Douglas:

Hey Wango

Some pics for you
1- Cheakamus glacier icefall avalanche debris
2- Some minor SZ 1's off Fissile. (good skiing)
3- SZ 1.5 in Banana sliding mostly on the top 10cm.
4- Chunder balls near the cabin