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Issued at 2/07/2016 11:23am. Valid till 5/07/2016 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:
Small loose wet slides are possible with rain or solar radiation. Slides will be easier to trigger on the northerly side. Use caution even if the snow field is small, especially because so much rock is exposed.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent avalanches reported.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
More information coming soon; however recent reports show high strength in the snowpack that has remained through June rain events. There is little snow below 2000M. Above 2000M we have limited field observations.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
W winds turning N with small patches of moisture expected for the next 72 hrs. Freezing levels anticipated to be above 2000M. The hazard could increase with a significant amount of snowfall...stay tuned!


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Slick surfaces are widely prevalent throughout the park. Ice axe and crampons are recommended for any snow travel.

Forecast by Peter Biskind

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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Mountainf Safety Council websiteAdventure Smart websiteNew Zealand Avalanche Center