Conditions Report: Revelstoke Dec 8, 2016
I can tell you with great certainty that this was one amazing week of cold smoke pow conditions here in Revelstoke.
The visibility was not exactly great, but the snow was deep and soft and plentiful. It has been dry for a few days here now as we are settled into an arctic front bringing us cold temperatures and blue skies. The alpine temperature is sitting at around -17°C which is a bit chilly and expected to continue for the better part of the week.
We might see a small system move through on Friday that will drop a small amount of fresh, but I think the arctic high is going to push it away in a hurry and continue with the cold and clear days. I am not expecting any substantial amounts of precipitation for at least a week.
On the positive side, the snow is dry and champagne-y. The avalanche conditions are calming down after the last storm, but I would keep my eye out for windloaded slopes as we have had some gale force winds blowing through here. Also, don’t forget that those cold and clear nights are conducive to forming surface hoar, so be aware if you see any growing as it will become a problem later on. As usual, you should be checking the avalanche.ca bulletins daily for your riding area.
Dresss warm and come out and enjoy the wintery conditions here in Revelstoke!