Rising Above the Rain


northrockiesfieldteam , Wednesday 7th April, 2021 7:40PM

There was just enough new snow last night to make the skiing decent in Allen Creek today, even though visibility was great. Crusts of various thicknesses are pretty widespread under the new snow everywhere but high elevation north faces so that's where we headed to for the best riding. The rain line last night went up to around 1600m and had dropped to around 1200m as we rode out at the end of the day. We saw one small wind slab that had slid on an east facing wind loaded slope and also noticed some minor cracking around our ski tracks early in the day. Ski cuts on steep slopes however produced no results other than loose dry sluffing. With additional snow in the forecast the wind slabs may get more reactive tomorrow, but should bond quickly with these warm temperatures as well.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.