Eagle Pass Heliskiing - Zone 1

British Columbia Canada

Forecast Point 6,312 ft • 51.2904, -118.5027

    Avalanche Forecast

    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.

    Avalanche Rating

    Considerable (3)

    Valid Sun Dec 3 4:00pm PST 10 hours ago Until Mon Dec 4 4:00pm PST

    Use extra caution at treeline where surface hoar is well preserved.

    Reports are coming in indicating that this layer is sensitive to human triggers.

    More Detail

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

    Snowpack Discussion

    Up to 40 cm of new snow has fallen on a layer of large surface hoar.  On steep south facing slopes this surface hoar sits on a thin sun crust. On north and east facing slopes in the alpine new snow has formed wind slab.

    The mid pack is generally well settled.

    A crust with sugary facets beneath it can be found 20 cm above the ground.

    The snowpack is still shallow for this time of year. Average snowpack depth at treeline range from 80 to 120 cm.

    Avalanche Activity

    Several size one natural and skier triggered avalanches were reported in the region on Saturday. Many of these were remotely triggered. These avalanches were at treeline and on all aspects.

    As more snow falls and the slab stiffens, we expect the size of avalanches to increase.

    Check out this MINthat does a great job describing conditions.