Feeling the burn

North Rockies

ksharman , Monday 10th January, 2022 7:35AM

Skied NE facing burn in the Red Deer area. Valley temps were still cold but we were in -2C all day. 20 to 30 cm powder with ~10 cm overnight, well bonded to a very well settled old snow base. Moderate to strong SW winds which were depositing a bit of snow in lee slopes, but not major. Higher and more exposed slopes were getting wind crusted. The only reaction was a shallow slab in one convexity which didn't propagate any distance.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Convex slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.