The Lake Louise trail report indicates “20 cm of fresh snow overnight.”
For those of us who stick to groomed ski trails, the avalanche danger is minimal but there are a few trails where it could happen.
Redearth Creek at 3.7K and 4.7K
Moraine Lake road beyond the tracksetting. At 9K there is a warning sign. Pete observed a large avalanche yesterday which would have affected anyone going to the lake.
Emerald Lake. I haven’t received an update to know whether the ice is thick enough to avoid the avalanche zone when you start skiing at Emerald Lake.
Tyrwhitt experienced an avalanche in April 2012. The zone is approximately 100 metres past the high point if traveling south which is right at the beginning of the meadows.
Spray River West. I’m not familiar with this one.
CBC: Avalanche Bulletin issued for Banff, Yoho, Kootenay due to major winter storm.
Web cams are showing heavy snow at Lake Louise and Castle junction. The road report from AMA shows the Trans Canada Hwy snow covered west of Castle Junction.
Normally, we can at least see the ice castle on the lake on the web cam at the lake in Lake Louise but not today.
Drive BC, the province’s online travel information system, says Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden is closed until at least 8 p.m. today, Jan. 3, for avalanche control and no detour is available. Heavy Snow Closes Trans Canada in Southeast BC
I was looking for info on Healy Creek/Brewster Creek and came across this description of the trail. Do you think this is an accurate portrayal of the difficulty level of the Brewster Creek trail to Sundance Lodge?
“Are you a skier but never cross-country skied, or are you a beginner at both? Either way, this is an easy option for any skill level…”
An easy option for any skill level? When I think of myself as a beginner skier, it would have been incredibly frustrating trying to negotiate the steep hills and tight turns even on good snow conditions.