Feather Peak North Bowl

Benjamin Louter

Skiied out to the North Bowl of Feather peak at midday on Saturday. By the road and at lower elevations snow was wet and sticky, but once we passed through the col the snow became a lot fluffier. In the north bowl, there was 25+ cm of powder. Ride quality was excellent. In the evening as we skied out, we hit a heavy sun crust that stretched from the bottom of the North Bowl to the highway. Other than wind lips and cornices, no other signs of instability were observed.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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


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Feather Peak North Bowl

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN