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Alpine Zone Status
Last updated: 4/16/2014 9:11:57 PM.
Blackcomb Mountain:
Spanky's Ladder closed
Blackcomb Glacier closed
Lakeside Bowl closed

Whistler Mountain:
West/Bagel Bowl closed
Whistler Bowl closed
Glacier Bowl closed
Harmony Zone closed
Flute Bowl closed

 

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Alpine Forecast

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Reported: April 16, 2014, 4pm. Next update by 11pm.
Synopsis:
The weak warm front currently draped across Vancouver Island will push through our area this morning bringing continued light accumulations of snow, becoming steady snowfall tonight and tomorrow as the trailing cold front arrives onshore with gusty winds. A weak ridge on Friday will bring a brief drying and clearing trend in advance of the next in a series of systems which will arrive onshore on Saturday.
Tonight
Flurries.
Alpine temperature: Low -1
Ridge wind south 20 gusting to 50 km/h.
Freezing level: 1400 metres.
Accumulation 7 cm.
Thursday
Flurries.
Alpine temperature: High 0
Ridge wind south 20 gusting to 50 km/h.
Freezing level: 1400 metres.
Accumulation 11 cm.
Friday
A mix of sun and cloud with isolated flurries.
Alpine temperatures: Low -4 High -1
Ridge wind southwest 15-25 km/h.
Freezing level: 1300 metres.
Precipitation: Trace.
Saturday
Flurries.
Alpine temperatures: Low -4 High -2
Ridge wind south 20 gusting to 60 km/h.
Freezing level: 1300 metres.
Accumulation 11 cm.
Sunday
Flurries.
Alpine temperatures: Low -3 High -2
Ridge wind south 15 gusting to 45 km/h.
Freezing level: 1300 metres.
Accumulation 12 cm.


Forecast provided by Mountain Weather Services. Synopsis by Whistler Blackcomb Patrol.

 

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7-Day Valley Forecast

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Whistler Valley Forecast by Environment Canada updated: Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 21:07 PDT

Wednesday night
Rain. Low plus 5.
Humidity: 65%

Thursday
Rain. High 9.
Humidity: 60%

Thursday night
Rain showers becoming mixed with snow overnight. Low plus 1.
Humidity: 70%

Friday
A mix of sun and cloud. High 9.
Humidity: 65%

Saturday
Cloudy. Low zero. High 8.
Humidity: 65%

Sunday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 12.
Humidity: 65%

Monday
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 5. High 13.
Humidity: 60%

Tuesday
A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 14.
Humidity: 55%

 

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Avalanche Advisory Report

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This advisory refers to areas outside the ski area boundary. Tap icons for details.

Report issued:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:08 AM
Alpine:
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Treeline:
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Thursday
Friday
Below Treeline:
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Thursday
Friday

Travel
We have been in a typical melt freeze cycle this week, with diurnal cooling providing for a good crust recovery. Moderate Southerly winds last night can be expected to have formed some small pockets of very soft slab to the lee of ridge tops and terrain features in the high alpine.

Activity
Size 1.0 loose wet avalanche activity was observed on solar aspects earlier this week with some large natural cornice releases occurring with the mild temperatures. Size 1.0 soft slabs will likely be skier triggerable in some isolated areas today, with the hazard gradually increasing as new snowfall continues to accumulate during the next 36hrs.

Weather
The weak warm front currently draped across Vancouver Island will push through our area this morning bringing continued light accumulations of snow, becoming steady snowfall tonight and tomorrow as the trailing cold front arrives onshore with gusty winds. A weak ridge on Friday will bring a brief drying and clearing trend in advance of the next in a series of systems which will arrive onshore on Saturday.

Info
Watch out for winch-cats or snowmobile traffic if you re-enter the area after operating hours. Whistler Mtn Snow Safety.

What You Should Know...

Every backcountry user should be well prepared and travel with experienced backcountry users. Each member should carry an avalanche transceiver on the 457 KHz frequency and carry equipment for self-rescue.

Our avalanche advisory is updated regularly during the winter season from November through to June. Our hours of operation page has opening and closing dates and times for our winter season. Whistler Mountain's avalanche forecasters post bulletins updating the status and stability of the snow in the backcountry based on snow surveys taken from both within and outside the ski area boundaries.

Be aware that conditions may change and sometimes vary from one slope to the next.

Please Note That Backcountry Refers To Any Areas Outside The Ski Area Boundary.
This three day avalanche hazard forecast is prepared for the area immediately surrounding Whistler Blackcomb -  terrain easily accessible as a day tour from WB’s boundaries. In contrast, the Canadian Avalanche Centre posts avalanche advisories for the Sea to Sky corridor; ranging from ‘the Duffey’ to the Fraser Valley.

 

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