25 Mar 2018

March 25, 2018


    Skier partially buried in Sz 3 avalanche near Jackson Hole. Article below.                      Net Pic

    Cameraman dug out from an avalanche while he was filming in Switzerland. Article below. Net Pic

              Teacher survives 4 hour burial from a roof avalanche. Story below.    Net Pic

   An avalanche in the Bauges Mts, France has killed a solo ski tourer. Article below.      Net Pic

    Recent Sz 3 Na (Natural) avalanche on NW face of Trorey, last 2 days!  Bryce Anderson Photo

    Yesterday, AC produced Sz 1 Xh. In the area Sz 1-2 Sr Mr, Sa, Na. Several Sz 2-3 Na observed.

    Skier involvement on Fissile, check out MIN report below.                       Kristian Manietta Image


    Early Saturday morning, sunrise was at 07:06 Hrs.

    Clouds were forming in the am.

    The first wave of tourers early Saturday morning.

    Steeps were skiing well!!

    Convective cloud development as the day progressed.

    Overcast with convective flurries at 17:30 Hrs.

    Flurries in the alpine at 19:00 hrs.

    Just before sunset Saturday evening.

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.

Weather Observations for March 25, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -11, Winds were 15-20 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -10, Winds were   5-10 KPH SW   --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -11, 2 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs  Base 313 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


Unsettled this am with increasing cloud cover as the morning progresses in a Northwesterly flow aloft. We can expect flurries in the afternoon transitioning to light snow fall by tonight as a weak front pushes through our zone. The freezing level could go as high as 1000 meters with daytime heating dropping back down to surface tonight. A series of weak frontal bands will bring overcast skies and light snowfall into Friday of the coming week.
Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Monday morning, 8-12 cm by Tuesday morning, 2-6 cm by Wednesday morning, 1-2 cm by Thursday morning, 8-12 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low will be sending cloud our way, slightly cooler temperatures.

    Unsettled this am, but cloudier as the morning progresses.

    Flurries this afternoon, light snow by tonight.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Light snow for Monday.

    Light snow all day.


    Natural or Skier accidental on Dean's Adieu, image from Saturday morning.

    Horstman Peak.

    Natural in Carona Bowl.

    Dry loose Sa.

    Another perspective of NW face of Trorey.                                                  Bryce Anderson Image                               
    First tracks Way Poopy.

    Nice turns in Carona.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Chief Pascal

Sigurd Lakes


Western Duffey

From South Coast Touring:

Dima Berastau
March 24 at 3:28pm
I seem to have joined the kingpin toe pin sheared off club. Fell out today while hiking uphill, I was lucky to be able to find it in the snow and was able to make it out with some superglue and duct tape, reattaching the piece every time it fell out. If you are running kingpins in the backcountry be prepared! It can happen anytime you are hiking on them. Make sure you find the toe pin that fell out, otherwise you are screwed.


An avalanche has killed a solo ski tourer in the Bauges Mountains: France

School teacher buried for four hours survives roof avalanche: Siberia

Lucky escape for Swiss cameraman filming at Great St. Bernard Pass: Canton Valais

Close call March 23rd in Drews Slide, skier caught and partially buried in Size 3: Wyoming

What a century of climate change has done to France's biggest glacier: Mer de Glace

An avalanche experts tips on spring backcountry safety: Adventure Sports Network

Winter 2018 Avalanche Safety Products revealed at outdoor show: Mountain Sledder

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