Snow Report March 27th.

The rain yesterday was falling as snow up top with probably around 10 cm of accumulation. Nothing too exciting however and it was super foggy as it is today from about 1200m up. Visibility will be limited at elevation today as well. More precipitation in the form of rain/snow on the cards for tomorrow.

There are lots of dirt patches opening up on the skifields meaning lots of fun hits all over the place. Spring jib sessions more than well in effect…

Backcountry Travel Advisory:

Temperatures are still warm and currently only getting warmer. There are big holes & cracks showing and South faces are looking devastated. Lots of water sliding under cracks and supported slopes are sitting on cracks and water. Still keep an eye on those parts of the South faces that are waiting to come down with these temperature rises and rain on the slopes. It is still important to time traverses under South slopes early in the day or on days of cool temperatures. North Faces high in the alpine have not been receiving the same solar radiation and snow temps are still relatively cool. Be careful of intense wind loading on the Northern aspects high in the Alpine. A lot of them have fallen but some cornices are still big and will come down with the heat and rain.

Watch solar radiated slopes, around rocks and cornices as they warm through the day.

Avalanche Hazard:

Alpine: Moderate
Tree line: Moderate
Below Tree Line: Moderate

See Below for International Danger scale classifications or click on the Canadian Avalanche Association web page for the International Danger Scale.

International Danger Scale


3 degrees C.


-1 degree C.


Changeable with some strong gusts.


Fair at the base, terrible on top.



BASE DEPTH: 90 cm (at the base); 255 cm (at 1500m)


BASE DEPTH: 30-40 cm (at the base); 265 cm (at 1500m)


BASE DEPTH: 130 cm (at the base); 240 cm (at 1500m)



Goryu Toomi, Hakuba 47, Happo-One, Tsugaike Kogen, Iwatake, Cortina, Sanosaka, Sun Alpina, Minekata, Hakuba Highland, Yanaba, all open