Mt Weed

jake.finnan

We skied off the summit of Mt Weed yesterday. An awesome line that we've been looking at for quite a while now. The approach was the crux. There was poor coverage until treeline. We bootpacked about 250m of elevation gain because of that. Crampons needed! Once we hit treeline it was smooth sailing. Snow was variable in the couloir, bit of everything from isolated wind slabs, sun crust, facets, powder, and all in between. The bootpack up went mostly well, with a reasonable amount of wallowing. I measured 48 degrees at the steepest part. Majority of the couloir was low 40s. The summit view was absolutely amazing combined with the best weather day in forever, so stoked on that, infinite vis. The ski down was pretty tricky until about half way down the couloir where the snow improved, followed by fantastic powder skiing right to treeline. Lots of sharks! We hiked back down to the car from there to save our skis.

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

Location

51.79237000 -116.52827000

Mt Weed

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN