Moldy Snow at s2s gondola

Sea to Sky

Bram Whillock , Saturday 22nd February, 2020 6:20AM

Skiied gunsight gap. Wind affected snow and variable soft facets in the Alpine. The top 20cm of the snowpack is variably faceted with sheltered surface hoar at treeline up to 10mm. Quite a bit of active solar activity from previous day on steep solar aspects leaving soft slab debris. Lots of large old avalanche debris deep in the gullies from the previous pineapple event and evidence of significant slab activity.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Convex slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Location

49.63511758 -123.08386734

Moldy Snow at s2s gondola

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN