Avalanche in mid-flight

Chuck captured some amazing photos on his Mosquito Creek ski trip today. The avalanche is spectacular, but the wolverine tracks are also very interesting. Most animal tracks would not be identifiable after being snowed upon but the three-print diagonal of a wolverine is unmistakeable even after it is a few…

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Groomed trails with avalanche risk

Feb 22, 2021: All the photos I’m posting in this update are historical photos.  Avalanche risk is high right now, but for those of us who stick to groomed ski trails, the avalanche danger is minimal although there are a few trails where it could happen. Redearth Creek at 3.7K…

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Snowfall, grooming, and avalanche update

“One individual ended up in the lake and another was partially buried” For anyone heading to Boom Lake, please read about the avalanche incident which occurred yesterday. I’ve posted more information and a link at the bottom of this update.  Lake Louise Ski Resort is reporting 18 cm of overnight…

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Avalanche danger today

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. Normand also made this observation…

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Thursday morning update

  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.

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Emerald Lake avalanche update

This photo which I took on March 9 shows the avalanche path but not the recent avalanche. This update is from the Kicking Horse Ski Club: The slide path got dropped on Sunday! We have up to 30’ of snow & debris blocking the summer walking trail. It did reach…

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Avalanche on Redearth Creek

No sooner were Hugh and Pete commenting about avalanche danger on Lake O’Hara fire road, and I received a photo and a report re Redearth Creek. It’s very unusual to experience an avalanche on a groomed xc ski trail, but Redearth Creek is one trail where they do occur,

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