Avalanche Conditions

Alpine & Treeline Solar Aspects

Esplanade Range, Selkirks, BC

Avalanche Conditions

I'm currently guiding in the Esplanades, and we're finding the 13 February layer very reactive where a sun crust exists buried 40-50 cm especially on >30* slopes.
On a snowpit test, we had sudden failures upon isolation of a column and again on a compression test in the low easy range.
A neighbouring lodge reported a skier remote size 3 yesterday and a natural 2-3 on this same layer today (no involvements).

We're staying well away from big south faces.

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