7 Dec 2013

December 7, 2013

Sunrise December 6, 2013.

Spindrift blowing over Blackcomb Bowl. Dec 6, 2013

Snow guns are liking the temperatures, great snow. Possibly 10 cm of the real stuff by Thursday am.

Sunset December 6, 2013.

Thanks to Dan Cudlip for this info and photo:

Thought you might be interested in this picture I snapped from near the bottom of the Cayoosh North Glacier yesterday (Thursday)  The pictured slope is a SE aspect on the back of PK 2300, on Baldwin's Duffy map it's labels as 'Rock and Roll' (or possibly another chute right next to it).

The snow on the SE aspects would have made for quite nice skiing if the terrain was mellow enough.  We skinned up that way and then down Honey Bronzed And Very Desirable into Marriott Basin, which was totally wind hammered crap.  The ski out from the hut was also extremely boney with some very sketchy fast and technical sections and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone right now!


Weather observations for December 6, 2013 taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2180 meters    -23, Winds were 30-60 KPH from the N
1860 meters    -21, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the NNE
1650 meters    -20,  No new snow, Base 80cm
1550 meters    -17,  No new snow, Base 55 cm
  660 meters    -15,  Valley Temp Sunset 16:10

The ridge of high pressure will remain in our area until Tuesday. A weak shortwave from the Northwesterly flow should arrive Tuesday evening with warmer temperatures and precipitation for Wednesday into Thursday. Coldest temperatures were reached last night, low at 2180 meters was -26.
As of now it looks like we will see light snow starting Tuesday evening becoming moderate snow fall Thursday. Will throw in some guesstimates as we get closer to Tuesday.

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Looking petty clear to the North.

Satellite picture from yesterday afternoon. 

Skiing to the valley on both mountains.

Long shadows this time of the year.

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