Camp West

Glacier National Park

Eddy , Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 9:25PM

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold, Stormy, Sunny, Warm, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

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


We had ridden camp west and then gone up to below McGill proper for lap two. After skiing the lookers right side of that valley and approaching the main drainage we failed to recognise the warming and pinwheeling that had occurred and change our terrain choices accordingly. I was the third down a small steep feature, skiing a similar line before being taken for a ride. Luckily it was a smaller feature as I was completely court in the middle of the slide after being pushed off balance after hitting a small tree. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, we definitely didn't fully recognise the signs on instability and or change or terrain choices.