27 Feb 2014

February 27, 2014

    Looking unsettled for today.

    Moist snow from yesterday, very moist most aspects except for true North facing aspects.

    Loose avalanches off Decker.

    More skinning on a ridiculous slope.                                                              Toby Salin Photo

Weather observations for February 27, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters       -1, Winds were 5-10KPH from the ESE
2180 meters     +.5, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the NNE
1860 meters      +1, Winds were 4-8 KPH from the S
1835 meters      +1, Winds were 2-4 KPH from the WNW
1650 meters        0, No new snow, Base 222 cm
1550 meters      +2, No new snow, Base 166 cm
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp

For the forecast, expect unsettled conditions as a weak front moves South of our area. A mixed bag today with the chance of some snow flurries. Another strong surface high will bring sunny skies to our zone for Friday and Saturday. An upper level trough will move in Sunday, unsettled in the morning with increasing cloud cover, light snow by the evening. The westerly flow will bring several wet Pacific fronts for early next week. Guesstimates: 6-10 cm by Monday morning, 10-12 cm by Tuesday morning.

    Satellite image from yesterday.

    GFS model for today.


Hi Wango!

I few of us apprentice ski guides in training went for a tour out to tremor glacier via Spearhead-Vista bowl and back out 9th hole.
We had a cpl settlements near the base of Tremor. One which Sr(200m) Sz 1.5 NW 1800m.
SW-SE aspects moist-wet down 15-20cm, NE & NW aspects moist down 10cm while north aspect was dry. Na cycle on all aspects but North due to solar and Temp Loose Sz 1-2.

Lorne Graham

The Na cycle yesterday seems to have run its course. Small avalanches on sun exposed steep and rocky aspects can be expected today.

Researchers debate effectiveness of snow helmets: Public Radio

Headed to the Backcountry? First check out this interactive avalanche map: Teton Avalanche Center

Avalanche signs at Eldora Mountain: Colorado

Scottish skier killed in Chamonix touring accident: Pistehors.com

Touchy weak layer; PST Video: CAC Forecaster Blog

Ski Patrol blow up smoke shack : Breckenridge, Colorado

Groundhog Day; Another Montizambert Call Out: NSR

    Dry snow on Flute Shoulder yesterday.

    Cloud cover yesterday helped to keep it cooler.

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