It has been a very dry week this past one - not an ounce of precipitation. The winds were howling for a couple of days which moved a bit of snow around, but for the majority, the snow has set up substantially and we are officially in need of a reset. It is not a complete write off as there are still a few zones with fresh tracks, its just that those fresh tracks are not exactly blower. And another reason not to complain is that the sun has been out in full force making for some pretty surreal mountain-scapes. In other words, bad snow, great weather.
The future has some potential, it looks like a storm is coming through this weekend which will bring us about 20 cm of fresh up top. Hopefully it results in more but we will be happy with what we get. Then it looks like a little bit more grey-bird with some bits and pieces of snow through the week before temperatures warm up again later next week.
It will be important to be reading the bulletins at www.avalanche.ca for this incoming storm as it will be sitting on a variety of crusty surfaces. Crusts are weak layers that slab avalanches can propagate on so be careful before you get after it, analyze your terrain. See you out there.