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Issued at 13/10/2016 10:57am.


Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters


1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
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The avalanche forecasting season for the region has now ended and will start up again next June. It is possible for avalanche conditions to exist whenever there is snow on the ground. We advise using caution in steep areas and on slopes lee to prevailing storms for at least a few days following fresh snowfall. Ice axes and crampons will be a must during these times. If temperatures have not been below 0 degrees, then expect some wet slide activity especially through the hottest part of the day. NE – W aspects will usually soften the quickest and the most, so proceed with caution and be prepared to change plan. During significant rain fall spring avalanches may reach valley floor. For further avalanche information please contact the local Department of Conservation office. Enjoy your summer.

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