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2/25
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15°F
↓ Base
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2/26
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25°F
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Forecast Elev: 6,040ft Base Elev: 4,630ft Summit Elev: 7,460ft Updated: 4 hours ago
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Last 5 Days
Resort reported at Friday Feb 26 @ 6:01am MST
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Mid-Mtn at Friday Feb 26 @ 5:25am MST
100%
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Trails Open
5 of 6
Lifts Open
82"
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Powder
Resort reported at Friday Feb 26 6:01am MST
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Avalanche Forecasts are for use by experienced backcountry travelers in uncontrolled sidecountry and backcountry terrain. These forecasts and conditions do not apply to open, in-bounds terrain at ski resorts, which is subject to avalanche control by local resort ski patrol.

South Rockies

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Danger
High (4)
Valid Thursday, Feb 25th 4:00pm PST 13 hours ago
Until Friday, Feb 26th 4:00pm PST

Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended on Friday. Natural avalanche activity may start to taper later in the day, however; slopes remain primed for skier and rider triggering. 

A Special Avalanche Warmingis in effect for this region. 

Recent snowfall amounts vary across the region with 10-20 cm of new snow. Wind slabs are expected to build over the day in exposed terrain at treeline and alpine elevations. Storm slabs may continue to build in sheltered areas at all elevations. These slabs are expected to reach between 30 and 60 cm thick over the region and sit above sugary faceted snow formed mid-February.

A persistent slab 50 to 80 cm deep sits above a weak layer of surface hoar and may be found in sheltered terrain or otherwise faceted grains and/or a hard melt-freeze crust. This weak layer has recently been easily reactive to human triggers around the region. Check out this MIN report from yesterday in the Ruault Lake area in the western flank of the region. 

Weak faceted grains and a decomposing melt-freeze crust are likely found near the base of the snowpack. There have not been recent avalanche observations on this layer, but steep and rocky slopes, as well as shallow snowpack areas, should be approached with caution.

On Wednesday, this MIN report highlights a critical incident of a rider-triggered persistent slab size 3. Also on Wednesday, this MIN reportindicates another remotely-triggered size 2 slab avalanche. Whether it's a wind slab or a persistent slab problem, they're catching folks by surprise and will not heal quickly. 

Looking towards Friday, human triggering of storm, wind, and persistent slabs will remain likely. Conditions are not easily managed right now, warranting a conservative mindset!

To get the complete forecast with additional graphics and details, please view the South Rockies forecast provided by Avalanche Canada.