As the snow continues to fall our avalanche index will rise as well. If you like in Canada, here are some great sites to check out on a regular basis to help build a good understanding of what type of snowpack you are riding on when you do go out.
Remember, the snowpack changes constantly as the season develops, day to day, hour to hour, so any information you can gather before leaving home, the more prepared you’ll be entering the mountains.
Here are some great sites I check on a regular basis. I’d love to see some of the sites you guys use for gathering info too!!
http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pages/cam101.html (highway cams)
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast/textforecast_e.html?Bulletin=fpcn14.cwvr (text forecast)
http://www.avalanche.ca/CAC_Bulletin_Forecast?RegionID=3 (CAA bulletin)
http://www.kickinghorseresort.com/conditions/data.asp (KHMR advanced weather)
http://www.kickinghorseresort.com/mountain/webcams/ (Local ski hill weather cam, great for seeing conditions at elevation!)
Hope these links help you guys out! They are all saved on my bookmarks! It only takes a few seconds to scroll through them to help make decisions later! Have fun out there guys and be careful!