Spring skiing has finally arrived and with it comes spring backcountry avalanche risks. The experts are advising backcountry users to get in and out of the backcountry as early as possible to reduce avalanche risks.
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We get accustomed to seeing avalanche forecasts fluctuate on a daily basis. There’s a cadence to avalanche forecasts, which often goes something like this: – It snows and blows and the avalanche danger rises. – As newly formed storm slabs start to settle and gain strength our attention switches to where wind slabs are still …
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Rapid warming is expected to increase avalanche danger this weekend and into next week.
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Ever feel like the more information you get, the more confused you become? Throughout the Interior Mountains, beautiful sparkly surface hoar crystals were laid down during a long dry spell in early December. These were especially prevalent at and below treeline, but didn’t get much of a chance to persist in the alpine, where a …
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Remember that in the spring strong solar radiation and warm temperatures can weaken the snow in a matter of minutes, and danger can change from LOW to HIGH very quickly.
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