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Issued at 1/09/2014 3:28pm. Valid till 4/09/2014 6pm

Ohau

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
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Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
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Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Pay attention to how much heat is being transferred in to the pack by the afternoon sun, if your penetrating well into the snow on foot or ski consider moving to a cooler aspect and avoid low elevation terrain traps. Remember that low danger does not mean avalanches will not happen and assess each slope on it's merits.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent avalanche activity reported

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snowpack is generally stable with solar slopes are well into a freeze thaw cycle. Time it right and the corn skiing is great, mis-time it and you will either be skating around on firm crust or bogging down in sloppy snow. Previously mentioned buried weak layers are that were present above 1900m on some shady slopes are likely dormant and non reactive.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Fine weather continues....


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Plenty of firm slopes around especially in the morning. Be careful of your run out as theres a lot of rocks lurking around at the bottom of most slopes..

Forecast by Ben Taylor

Mountain Safety Council
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