As of Wednesday, Dec. 17
Danger Rating for Thursday and Friday
Some slopes at treeline are approaching the threshold for
avalanche activity, but below treeline elevations still do not have much of a
snowpack. In the alpine, glaciers and permanent snow slopes have more coverage,
but other slopes still have widespread rock anchors visible. Some new snow has
finally arrived in the alpine, but don't go too crazy yet as it is only barely
disguising many of the underlying hazards. Strong outflow winds today will be
scouring what little snow there is on windward aspects.
There has been little in the way of avalanche activity
over the past few days. There are isolated areas of thin stiff windslab that
may be triggerable by the weight of a skier.
Cold relatively dry conditions are forecast to continue
through the weekend. A low pressure system is expected to pass to the south of
our area on Sunday bringing flurries.
Travel with a partner and be equipped
and prepared for self-rescue. Watch out for winch-cats or snowmobile traffic if
you re-enter the area after operating hours.
– Blackcomb Snow Safety