Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring Snows, Spring Weather

We have been having some stormy, spring weather. Attached are photos from Elise Hickman and our Zuma webcam. Saturday, we did close Pali trail and other steep terrain due to concerns about wet slides. While a few of you have shared your disappointment at this, I think most people have realized there comes a time when our concerns for wet slides prompt a closing of the steep terrain. It is hard to pick the exact minute to close this terrain and we don't pretend to be able to do that. When water is clearly moving through the snow and weakening the structure, we will close the steep stuff. Yesterday, a wet slide hit Highway 6 out of the Seven Sisters and multiple wet slides were observed down by the Rock Pile. I think our timing has been pretty good and, more importantly, a reasonable way to manage this tough time of year.




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will Pali be open this weekend by chance?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Hard to say about this weekend. Let's see what a few more days of weather does.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for looking out for my safety. The steeps at AB are incredible. Spring has sprung, darn it!

Josh Zemel said...

Al, I'd sure appreciate the steeps opening back up for the snow expected this weekend. It's a dealbreaker for me and I imagine for lots of other folks who might be thinking of heading up. Thanks!

Turbos mom said...

It's quite simple guys. If the temp drops to around 28 degrees for 6-8 hours. It might re freeze enough and open. This isn't up to Al, ski patrol, or the CFO.
It's in mother natures hands!

Anonymous said...

A-bay is the best! Long live the leg!