Monday April 22, 2013
Spring is just around the corner yet again. However, winter is still holding on and is in full effect especially above treeline and into the alpine. If you’re headed out into the mountains with some big spring objectives, ski traverses or hitting the throttle before the sled gets put to bed, please read below. We have some highlighted concerns in the Purcells, Columbias and parts of the South Coast Inland...
Tuesday April 2, 2013
Brad is a forecaster with Parks Canada in Banff-Yoho-Kootenay. He tackles the perennial problem of rating avalanche danger in public bulletins under true spring melt-freeze regime. His comments mirror our sentiments and practice here at the CAC.
Friday March 22, 2013
Several close calls over the past week involved remotely triggered avalanches. Here’s a bit of a backgrounder on what’s going on and, more importantly, what to do about it.
Friday March 15, 2013
If you’re heading into the mountains this weekend, go cautiously and watch for the possibility of human-triggered avalanches. The snowpack is not yet trustworthy following the recent big storm. This applies whether you’re sleddin’, shreddin’ or snowshoein’...
Tuesday March 5, 2013
Managing deep persistent slab risk in the Klondike Forecast Region—prepared by Justin Abbiss, YAA/CAC Yukon Field Technician and Karl Klassen, CAC Public Avalanche Warning Service Manager.