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Default High Avi - Would u go?

Cat ski trip heading out in the am. I don't like what I see and ivambterrified of avalanches. Danger Rating: Friday Alpine Treeline Below Treeline

4 - High
Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

4 - High
Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

3 - Considerable
Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative decision making essential.
Saturday
Sunday
Alpine
3 - Considerable
3 - Considerable
Treeline
3 - Considerable
3 - Considerable
Below Treeline
3 - Considerable
2 - Moderate
Confidence: Fair
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Storm Slabs
What Elevation Zone?Which Slopes?Chance of Avalanches?Expected Size?
New snow and wind will likely overload the upper snowpack on a variety of aspects but particularly those on lee aspects in exposed areas. Keep it conservative Friday as the snowpack adjusts to this new load.

Travel and Terrain Advice
Avoid all avalanche terrain during periods of heavy loading from new snow, wind, or rain.
With several weaknesses in the upper meter of the snowpack, the snowpack will require a few days to settle.
Good day to make conservative terrain choices.
Persistent Slabs
What Elevation Zone?Which Slopes?Chance of Avalanches?Expected Size?
The presence of buried weak layers increases the likelihood of larger avalanches that could release to a depth of a metre or even more. The distribution and reactivity of persistent weak layers is highly complex at the present time.

Travel and Terrain Advice
Avoid all avalanche terrain during periods of heavy loading from new snow, wind, or rain.
Avoid convexities or areas with a thin or variable snowpack.
Avoid areas with overhead hazard.
- See more at: South Columbia : Latest Bulletins : Bulletins : Canadian Avalanche Centre : avalanche.ca
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