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Avalanche Advisory for Friday, February 24, 2017

Skier triggered wet-loose avalanches will be the primary avalanche problem today though other emerging spring hazards will pose an equal or greater danger. Loose but heavy sluffs of snow kicked up by a skier can be challenging to deal with at times so be mindful of this hazard, especially if venturing into areas with a sunny aspect or an area that’s not been ridden recently. Though the prolonged heat wave has generally allowed weaker layers in our snowpack to settle and bond, wet slab avalanches are a greater possibility today as water travels deeper into the snowpack. The Lip waterfall often flows onto an ice layer within the snowpack resulting in a wet slab avalanche during early spring thaws with rain. Today’s record warmth and rain in the afternoon will increase the potential for this sort of avalanche activity in our forecast area.

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NEWS FROM MWAC

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Yet another avalanche cycle…

A look into Tuckerman Ravine following the 8″ snow which fell on calm winds on Feb 15/16.  Slowly increasing NW winds into the 50-60 mph range Thursday afternoon ramped up higher through the night. Here’s a look at the avalanches that resulted and the terrain as of Friday at around 1pm. 68″ of snow has […]

December 17, 2016

Trail Updates

As of today, the closure on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail has been lifted. This means that the shortest route from Pinkham Notch to Hermit Lake is now the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. The bridge is still under construction, so please beware when approaching the bridge that the excavator may be in operation.

The Lion Head Winter Route is now open. This is a mountaineering route that requires not only crampons and and ice axe, but also the ability to safely use them. The reason for the winter route is that summer trail crosses multiple avalanche paths.

Beware when on the John Sherburne Ski Trail that the contractor working on the bridge is using the ski trail as access to the bridge construction site. Please give their snow cat a wide berth if you encounter it while skiing.