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Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, January 21, 2017

With another warm day ahead of us, Wet Slab and Loose-Wet avalanches will be on our radar. Warm air temperatures and sunshine may test our snowpack today. There are two areas of new snow that present the most concern. The first of these is the areas of wind loading that occurred on Wednesday night and Thursday. These wind slabs formed on WNW winds and are largely in lee areas of our steepest terrain. The second layer of new snow presenting a concern is the areas of sluff deposit. Again, primarily under the steepest terrain, these two layers of new snow may see a strong period of warmth today that could test their bond with the old surface or soft snow interfaces underneath.

NEWS FROM MWAC

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Huntington Ravine on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It was hard to find any wind slab that formed from Sunday’s one inch in Huntington Ravine. True to form, strong winds scoured gullies down to the melt-freeze crust from last Thursday. That being said, the snow coverage in places is impressive. Thanks to several December storms that came in on south winds, Escape Hatch, […]

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.

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop: Items donated by SMG to help raise money for the Avalanche Education Fund

Auctions to run from December 27 to January 30. Bid to win!

AIARE Level 1 Course

AIARE Level 1 Course

Taught by Synnott Mountain Guides

This auction is for one admission in an AIARE Level 1 course to be taught by Synnott Mountain Guides, must be used in the 2016/2017 winter season. Value is $400.

One Admission to the 2017 Mt. Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

One Admission to the 2017 Mt. Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

Hosted by Synnott Mountain Guides

This auction is for one full-day admission both days (3/11 & 3/12) at the 2017 Mt. Washington Backcountry Ski Festival hosted by Synnott Mountain Guides.