Kakwa avalanche forecasts via inReach

Avalanche Canada is issuing a short version of the North Rockies avalanche forecast, tailored for Kakwa Provincial Park, and delivered via the Garmin inReach messaging service.

The forecast is issued by 6:30 am PT (7:30 am MT) every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and on holiday Mondays. It will include danger ratings for treeline and alpine elevation bands, information about whether there is a persistent or deep persistent slab problem; and brief terrain advice.

To subscribe:

Option 1: Send a message from your inReach device

Send a message from your inReach device to kakwaforecaster@inreach.garmin.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the message.

Option 2: Send an email

Send a regular email to forecaster@avalanche.ca, including your inReach device’s address in your message.

Once subscribed, you will receive the forecast every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Monday mornings until April 19, 2020.

To unsubscribe:

Send a message with the word UNSUBSCRIBE to kakwaforecaster@inreach.garmin.com or email forecaster@avalanche.ca with your inReach device’s address.

Avalanche forecasts received from this service will incur regular message charges as per your Garmin inReach plan. You are responsible for any additional charges incurred from the use of this service. You may subscribe and unsubscribe at any time.

We recommend supplementing this product with information from the most recent avalanche.ca forecast before your trip, as well as your own observations during your trip.