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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2005, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Is avalanche season over?

I want to copy Simon and do Elsay mountain. I've heard that the sun and/or rain can make the snow wet and it starts to slide. Is this very common? I can see it happen if it was salted and cars were travelling over it. Anyway, are these avalanches big enough to worry about?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2005, 09:10 PM
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GH,send Simon an e-mail, maybe he can comment more on the conditions...(?)Sometimes those avalanches are indeed dangerous,the one I watched years ago on the Elsay Lake Trail would have buried and killed me,but I had already decided to turn back,because my knowledge of snow conditions was inadequate at that time......
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Did you see the avalanche around runner's peak? Simon mentioned avalanches there and on west side of Seymour.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2005, 10:31 PM
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maybe take an avalanche course and get some education on the matter.
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Is avalanche season over?

In a word: NO
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I thought he was a Colorado fan... in which case the season never started...

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Below 4000' it is safe to say the avvy season is pretty much over.
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An easy way to tell is:

"If there is snow on the ground, it's still avalanche season!"


Avalanches can occur anytime year round aslong as snow is present
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Meteors can hit the Earth at any time too but that doesn't mean you should worry about it. The fact that they don't even bother with updating the CAA bulletin during the spring, summer and fall should indicate that the relative avalanche risk during those months is generally low.
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quote:Originally posted by Dru

Meteors can hit the Earth at any time too but that doesn't mean you should worry about it. The fact that they don't even bother with updating the CAA bulletin during the spring, summer and fall should indicate that the relative avalanche risk during those months is generally low.
I'm not saying to be worried about the conditions, but you shouldnt ignore the possibility, especially when cornices are still looming overhead...


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quote:From the CAA website:

End Of Season: April 25, 2005 We no longer have the data or observations required to produce avalanche forecasts in any of the regions.
It may partly be because the risk is generally low, but the CAA relies heavily on the data and observations of the ski resorts, so when the ski hills close, there isnt the information they need to make accurate forcasts.
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