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Recent avalanche activity

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Updated:
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 7:34 AM
Observer(s):
Jonas
Position:
Pro Ob
Location:
Tam Rim Area
Ob Date/Time:
Wed, Apr 10, 2019 - 7:09 AM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
The past 3 days were a wild ride at Tam Rim with a wet slide festival on Sunday Nt/ Monday. There were numerous Loose Wet surface slides on all aspects at treeline. There were also some size 2 and 3 Wet Slabs on North aspects.

On Tuesday the snow levels dropped from 8000' to 4000'. This created a surface crust and we received 3" of new snow on top. Winds were moderate to strong out of the West. This wind piled snow on East aspects and stripped it down to the crust on West aspects. Skiers triggered a quick moving size 1 Windslab on an East aspect at Treeline.

All of the wet problems seem to have gone away as the temperature has dropped and the free water in the upper snowpack has frozen. The wet debris left behind has created frozen chunks to navigate. We will need some new snow to cover it up.

The wind loaded East facing pockets will have the most new snow to ski, but as found by a couple of skiers it has produced triggerable wind slabs.

Jonas