31 Dec 2016

December 31, 2016


    A snowmobiler has been killed in an avalanche near Valemount, B.C.-Story Below         Net Pic

    Results from Blackcomb Bowl Friday morning.

    Horstman Glacier.

    Fracture lines were visible from Whistler Mountain--Lakeside Centre and Rock Shot 1

    A different perspective.

    Lakeside Centre.

Avalanche control yesterday on WB produced Sz 1-2.5 results.


    An awesome morning, Friday December 30, 2016.

    Great conditions Friday morning.

    Whistler has the best conditions in the world.

    Bluebird Saturday afternoon.

    Looking South.

    Later in the day.


Weather Observations for December 31, 2016,: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -8, Winds were 25-45 KPH SW  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -11, Winds were 20-35 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -8, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE   --Rendevous
1835 meters     -5, Winds were 25-35 KPH S      --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 207 cm Base, RH 98%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 138 cm Base, RH 96%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.3, Trace of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. Valley cloud.


A weak frontal band will eventually pass through our zone today with overcast skies and light snowfall.
The freezing level will remain at the surface with a Southerly Surface flow. Unsettled tomorrow
with a mix of sun and cloud and colder temperatures as the flow becomes Northerly. Cold and dry conditions for early next week with no change expected until at least Friday.
Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by New Years Day

    Weak front for today with some very light snowfall.

    Colder temperatures for tomorrow with a Northerly flow.


Snowmobiler killed in an avalanche near Valemount, B.C.: CBC NEWS

Conditions Report for the Coast--December 28, 2016: Mountain Sledder

Search called off for missing snowshoers on Cypress Mountain: Vancouver


    Sometimes you have to work for your turns.

    Slough in Blackcomb Glacier.

    So much snow!!!

    Snowmaking will be loving the temperatures next week!!

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