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Issued at 6/07/2015 9:11am. Valid till 8/07/2015 6pm

Ohau

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
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
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Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
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Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
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Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Recent snowfall and wind loading at ridgeline has led to the potential for windslab avalanching on slopes lee to the west. Avoid obvious avalanche start zones that show signs of recent wind loading and take time to investigate the bond between the upper layers of the pack.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Control work at the ski area following snowfall on the 3rd produced a few small slabs just below ridgeline.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Recent snow falls have been well redistributed by strong W or NW winds. Pockets of reactive windslab may exist on some sheltered lee slopes. The old snowpack is also wind affected and will vary wildly in depth and layering according to a slopes orientation to the wind and sun

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Another breezy westerly day. Watch for A southerly change on Tues.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Don't push your luck in firm or icy conditions without axe and crampons.

Forecast by Trevor Streat

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