Tue, April 11, 2017

Sunshine and Springtime – AND – Dangerous Avalanche Conditions

Spring has rolled into the mountains with warm weather, sunshine and some stormy days in between. Although winter has come to a close and the CNFAIC has stopped issuing advisories, avalanche season is still well underway. As the snowpack heats up, melts down and loses its strength, small to large wet avalanches are expected to continue region wide Рthrough May. Be aware, these can release naturally or be easily triggered on steep slopes that are wet and saturated. Furthermore, stormy weather will bring storm snow avalanches.


Please see our Springtime Avalanche Tips on the Advisory Page for ways to stay safe in avalanche terrain!!