Observation: Summit

Location: Manitoba

Route & General Observations

Manitoba was wind effected above 2400′. Fresh windslab overnight. Cracking underfoot, reactive wind slab 1-6″ deep in isolated locations on SW aspect on low angle terrain. Fist soft snow from last storm under slab. Scoured down to pencil hard surfaces in isolated locations. 10-15cm settling stormsnow from Monday ski well on wind protected lowers.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

-20C, clear sky, calm

Snow surface

Wind affected above 2400'.


Reactive underfoot, fresh windslab over Monday's stormsnow.
ECTN23 down 31cm, old rounding facets

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.