ACMG Mountain Conditions Summary for the Coast Mountains. June 21st 2018

Junuary on the coast has ended. Some intense the past couple of days has resulted in isothermal snow conditions in the alpine, poor freezes, and a slab avalanche cycle within recent (last week) and old snow layers up to Size 3. Several guides have turned around on common objectives in the Sea to Sky corridor for this reason along with the threat of falling cornices.

Many alpine rock objectives have now come into shape, with good conditions being reported in areas such as the Tantalus Range.

Skiing is still being enjoyed with a good freeze, as the sun-cups are not too big yet in most areas. With continued snow melt it is possible to drive quite high on logging roads to access the snow.

Slightly cooler temperatures and mostly clear weather in the forecast mean it will be a good time to get out in the mountains. Enjoy!

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