Whumph der it is!

Lizard Range and Flathead

mountain.jenna , Sunday 7th February, 2021 5:35PM

Vitamin Ski Youth AST 1 in Lost Boys Pass area. Snow quality was quite good in sheltered trees, while at the pass there was extensive wind effect and evidence of old crowns and debris. While skinning up in the trees before the pass when one member of the group took a ski off and stepped into the snow we felt a settlement. We dug a test pit at 1750m and could easily see the surface hoar down 50cms in the wall. In both our compression tests this surface hoar failed on the first moderate hit. It was starting to decompose but still very distinguishable. CTM 11 (SC) down 50 SH sz 8

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN