Kananaskis Country, Alberta Parks

Kananaskis Country, Alberta Parks

Kananaskis Country, Alberta Parks

Date Issued: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 23:00

Valid Until: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 22:00

Forecaster: mike.koppang

Skiing is pretty rugged right now.  Ice climbers watch for pockets of hard wind slabs above and along routes. 

Thu, 29 NovFri, 30 NovSat, 01 Dec
Alpine1 Low1 Low1 Low
Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Below TreelineN/A No RatingN/A No RatingN/A No Rating
Confidence: Moderate –
Thu, 29 NovFri, 30 NovSat, 01 Dec
Alpine1 Low1 Low1 Low
Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Below TreelineN/A No RatingN/A No RatingN/A No Rating
Confidence: Moderate –

Wind Slabs

Travel and Terrain Advice

  • Be careful with wind loaded pockets while approaching and climbing ice routes.
  • Use caution in lee areas. Recent wind loading have created wind slabs.

Deep Persistent Slabs

Travel and Terrain Advice

  • Carefully evaluate terrain features by digging and testing on adjacent, safe slopes.

Forecast Details

Avalanche Summary

No new avalanche activity seen or observed.

Snowpack Summary

40-50cm of snow is overlying the October crust at TL elevations. No significant sheers were noted within the snowpack. Lens of hard slabs in alpine areas that are overlying the weak facetted base are the main concern at this time. Thin weak spots are good triggers for these hard slabs so be mindful of that. Ice climbing conditions are great while skiing…. no so great.

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