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Issued at 1/10/2016 9:30am. Valid till 3/10/2016 6pm

Arthur's Pass

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
A low hazard exists for wet avalanches. Care on slopes that face the sun, with the sun hitting the slopes the snow will soften during the day and small avalanches could be triggered.Think about what is below you. This could change to all aspects as the rain arrives over the weekend.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Nothing new to report

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Up to 30cm of new snow fell last weekend down to 1200m and has quickly diminished to new snow only above 1600m, on Southerly aspects. Underlying the new snow is a very stable snowpack due to continuing spring, melt/freeze conditions.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Some light rain/snow forecast later Saturday into Sunday. freezing level around 2000m. Winds N with it raising to moderate by Monday.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Any slopes that freeze overnight will be VERY slippery, especially in the mornings. Ice axe and crampons are essential for any snow travel.

Forecast by Jamie Robertson

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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