Entries by Ryan Matz

General Bulletin for Saturday, November 17, 2018

A series of storms over the past week brought nearly 30 inches of snowfall to the summit of Mt. Washington. This new snow continues to rapidly alter coverage. Developed avalanche paths are still the exception rather than the rule, but skiers and climbers will likely be drawn to these developed snowfields. Early season conditions still exist in the alpine and are even more pronounced at lower elevations. Areas with a more developed snowpack, like the south side of Tuckerman Ravine, have shown the ability to avalanche already with natural activity observed earlier this month as well as in October. The adage, “If there’s enough snow to ride, there’s enough snow to slide” is certainly true and should motivate you to make careful snowpack assessments this weekend.

Meet your ESAW Presenters: Julie Leblanc

Fellow avalanche forecaster Julie Leblanc comes to us from north of the border and Avalanche Quebec. Serving the Chic-Choc Mountains of Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula, Avalanche Quebec is the only avalanche center in eastern Canada. For those counting, that makes two in eastern North America when combined with the Mount Washington Avalanche Center. Julie brings a […]