Heavily wind-loaded and corniced north facing slope near to a recent avalanche. (full)
This avalanche was triggered by a group of skiers as they ascended a south-facing slope near the Eisenhower Tunnel on February 10th. Two of the three skiers were caught and carried. The skiers involved in the avalanche were not buried and not injured. One skier was able to deploy his airbag pack. The other skier attempted to deploy his airbag but was unable to. (full)
Wind-loading and cornice formation on MacMillan Peak. Some large cornice chunks are visible under the center cornice. (full)
Snowmobilers remotely triggered this avalanche on February 12, 2019. One snowmobiler had to accelerate through the trees on the right side of the photo to escape the avalanche running towards him. (full)
CAIC forecasters traveled in the alpine to evaluate sensitivity in persistent weak layers on northwest aspects and extent of recent wind-drifting from strong southwest winds. They found stiff, stubborn slabs sitting above a soft collapsible layer formed during recent dry weather and large facets and depth hoar persisting above the ground.