Recent north winds have loaded south facing terrain in the last 36 hours. Keep an eye out for signs of windloading...i.e. smooth and rounded, sometimes called “pillows” chalky, dull in appearance.
This past storm dropped around four feet of snow in the past week. If you were to trigger an avalanche it could be of devestating size. Remember the basics. Beacon, probe, and shovel mandatory.Ski/ride one at a time, stay in safe spots while others are skiing or hill climbing, and always keep an eye on your partner(s).
Sorry for the delayed forecast this morning. We are doing some employee training with the new website. Also, working out a few bugs with email so sorry if you recieved multiple PAC emails.
Clearing skies today, with increasing chances of showers through the week. A strong pacific storm is expected to arrive into the PAC advisory area Thursday into the weekend.
This avalanche advisory is provided through a partnership between the Payette National Forest and the Payette Avalanche Center. This advisory covers the West Central Mountains between Hard Butte on the north and Council Mountain on the south. This advisory applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This advisory expires at midnight on the posted day unless otherwise noted. The information in this advisory is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.