According to Avalanche Canada, due to the snowpack in the Kananaskis Region being slow to melt this spring, there is over 100cm of snow reported at weather stations in the Spray and Kananaskis Valleys as of this Tuesday.
"This means that avalanche conditions are still a concern. Be aware of overhead terrain (steep snow slopes and cornices) that may become active during periods of heavy rain or intense solar radiation. Travelling on steep snow slopes could trigger loose wet slides, especially when the snowpack is moist or wet. Consider your exposure to terrain traps, including cliffs below your location."
While the avalanche danger is variable and can range from low to high, it is recommended to travel early in the day.
"Conditions can change rapidly in short periods of time due to daytime warming. Pay careful attention to the integrity of the surface crusts formed overnight and rising air temperatures during the day. Dry slab avalanche danger may also exist during spring snow storms."
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