Many parts of western Canada will see significant avalanche activity during the May long weekend this year as we transition rapidly from a cool, late spring to a period of rapidly rising temperatures and clear sunny weather. Read about five skiers caught in an avalanche on May 20th. There’s still plenty of snow in the … Read more Avalanche Canada: significant avalanche activity during long weekend
As we transition into spring, Avalanche Canada’s danger ratings have been replaced with this “spring conditions” icon: This icon means avalanche danger may be variable and can easily range from Low to High throughout the day. In general, reduce your exposure to avalanche terrain during periods of solar radiation, daytime warming, or rain. Even though … Read more Avalanche Canada’s Spring Conditions Guide
Avalanche Canada forecasts are done for the season, but you should remain wary of a major warm-up as spring progresses. Whether it’s the sound of birdsong returning to your local woods, the sight of bustling local patios, or the whirring of bike hubs steadily rising on streets and trails like a B-movie insect invasion, you’ve … Read more Avalanche Canada: The Forecasting Season Draws to a Close
This special warning applies to the following regions: Sea to Sky, South Coast Inland, Cariboos, North and South Columbias, Kootenay-Boundary, Purcells, and Jasper and Glacier National Parks. Read more Special Public Avalanche Warning
It’s here to stay… The early December crust/facet persistent weak layer (PWL) is now a well-established feature of this season’s snowpack. The atmospheric river events that created this layer were unprecedented, in terms of their intensity. But the resulting layer is not. We’ve seen these “rain on snow” events before, and those experiences provide us … Read more Avalanche Canada: The Crust That Never Dies
Dave from the Whitewater Ski Resort is back to deliver their 5th Avalanche Conditions Report of the Season. Some key highlights to be aware of: – Sunny weather at the hill and great skiing. – Avalanche Canada dropped the hazard to LOW for the first time since December 7th, 2021 – There was a widespread … Read more Whitewater Avalanche Conditions Report
The Special Public Avalanche Warning issued Thursday, Jan. 20, has been expanded to include the South Rockies and Lizard Range regions. Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across numerous forecast regions in BC and Alberta. Warm temperatures and lots of sunshine are expected … Read more Special Public Avalanche Warning for Southern BC and Western Alberta UPDATED
Avalanche Awareness Days are on, check to see if there is an Avalanche Awareness Days event near you! Avalanche Awareness Days is a celebration of our winter heritage, an opportunity to learn more about our winter environment, and a way to build awareness of backcountry safety. It is a grassroots event, where local organizations such … Read more Avalanche Awareness Days!