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Issued at 22/08/2017 5:00pm. Valid till 24/08/2017 6pm

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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
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Skier triggered sluffs are possible on very steep shady slopes. These could be big enough to knock an unwary skier or rider off their feet and carry them down the slope. The hazard can be managed by avoiding steep polar aspects above cliff bands , bad runouts or gullies that could funnel debris or prevent escape.

Secondary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
10am - 4pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Small loose wet slides could run out of very steep slopes catching direct sunshine.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No reports of recent avalanching.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
!0 to 15cms of recent South easterly snowfall lies over a stable old snowpack. Corn snow will be found on lower elevation north aspects and there is likely to be some nice loose dry powder in the shade.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Fine weather for a day or two yet.


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Forecast by Trevor Streat

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