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Hazard Moderate - but still exercise caution! Avalanche Conditions Report #9

Hazard Moderate - but still, exercise caution!

We are back with Dave, and Backcountry Skiing Canada to deliver you our 9th Avalanche Condition Report of the Season.

Here are some key highlights to be aware of:

  • Last Friday/Saturday we had a reactive storm slab and saw size 1-2 avalanches. This current Arctic air mass took over and the avalanche hazard decreased.
  • On Wednesday night/Thursday the winds switched to the east and we have a new wind slab on NW/W aspects.
  • We have seen a couple of natural wind slab avalanches up to size 2 in our area in the past 24 hours.
  • Avalanche Canada is calling the hazard moderate, but still, be cautious of the January 25 surface hoar down about a meter, which is a low probability high consequence type avalanche.
  • Check out Avalanche Canada's latest blog on how to manage a moderate hazard when there is a scary deep weak layer
  • This Arctic air will begin to break down on Sunday and it looks like snow is on its way Tuesday
  • The next episode will be later in the month

As always, play safe out there!