Observed avalanche activity from Christmas cycle.

CBAC 2015-16 Observations

Some very heavy caveats come with this diagram.

  1. Observations are likely biased based on aspects that are visible from easily accessed points within our zone.  For instance, we don’t have good views of as many NW facing avalanche paths from town as we do E or NE.
  2. Frequency of natural avalanches is not necessarily a good indicator of where you are more likely or less likely to trigger an avalanche as a human.  Some slopes have the right ingredients for human triggers but didn’t see enough loading for natural release. West facing terrain is a good example of that.
Avalanches observed 12/21-12/28 failing on persistent weak layers.

Avalanches observed 12/21-12/28 failing on persistent weak layers. Produced by Zach Guy