10 Apr 2019

April 10, 2019


    Early Tuesday morning.

    No clouds looking South.

    Clouds began to move in by mid morning.

    Nice turns to be had in Lakeside in the am.

    Cloud cover got thicker in the afternoon. 13:30 Hrs.

    Another awesome day.

    Mount Davidson.

    Later in the afternoon. Overcast.

Weather Observations for April 10, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 35-55 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 35-50 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -4, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 20-40 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     -1, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 237 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 164 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +13.9, 2.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.


A weak front will bring mostly cloudy skies with periods of light precipitation for today in a North-Northwesterly flow aloft. We may see some breaks later today with the FL hovering just below 1500 meters. Unsettled for Thursday with a mix of sun and cloud, overcast skies in the afternoon with periods of light precipitation. A weak ridge will build for Friday with a mix of sun and cloud. By Friday night a more active front will bring overcast skies and periods of light precipitation into Sunday. Guesstimates: 6-10 cm by Thursday morning, 3-6 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low to the North sending a weak front for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    More of the same for Thursday.

    High sneaks in for Friday with unsettled weather.

    Low brings another weak front for Saturday.


    Pin wheeling in Lakeside area.

    Cornice collapse yesterday afternoon, person was standing on it, no injuries.

    Lucky no one was below.

    Cornice at the top off the old T Bar station.

    There has been quite a bit of activity.

    Sc Sz 1 yesterday morning.

    Snowballing early Tuesday morning on East facing slopes.

    Sa Sz 1.5 wet loose took someone for a ride on Upper Poop Chutes. No injuries but a broken ski.


    Snow balling from Monday.

    Looks like a recent release on Cowboy Ridge.

    Some pow on Tuesday.

    North West aspects were skiing well.

    I have heard there has been a bit of an active cycle for the past two days.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Blowdown: April 8, 2019

Decker Glacier Involvement: April 9, 2019

Several other reports of Sa up to Sz 2 Russet Ridge yesterday, Ipsoot on Monday.

From South Coast Touring:

Guillaume Otis
People above, people below, guest what happens? You all have to wake up out there people! It still avalanche terrain out there. It happens every year on this frequent producer. Just a matter of time before someone will get hurt. Sa size 2 Decker/9hole around 2pm today. Sounds like everyone was ok. Photos provided from a friend of ours. We've noticed a out of this world disrespect for wilderness etiquette in the local backcountry this year. Only getting worst. Be vigilant!.

    Involvement on Decker, involved had no avalanche gear.    MIN Report above      SCT Pic


10 rescued after being trapped by avalanches in Xinjiang: China

Swiss avalanche survivor dug cavity to breathe: Goscheneralp

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