Pass Lake Area
info , Monday 25th November, 2019 8:25PM
Spent a few days skiing in the Pass Lake area. There is currently @ 200-215cm snowpack depth at 1500m treeline elevations. Over the weekend over 70cm of snow fell . This buried the widespread raincrust that formed on Nov 18 - we found this crust right to the summits (1800m) in this area. On Nov 24, there was a major wind event, that created widespread windslabs at all al elevations in open areas. With a break in visibility sunday, we noted some avalanche debris in a few larger runout zones, suspect these were as a result of the wind loading. Ski cutting small, steep features did not release anything to the crust, but that was only a few, isolated tests.
Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Windy, Foggy. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN