Team Black & White

Cariboos

Martina , Friday 1st April, 2022 5:50PM

Spent 4 days at the Ozalenka Cabin, came out on April 1st. The first day coming in was hot and sunny, with lots of wet loose avalanches coming down, the warmth also triggering some cornice drops and size 2 slabs up in the alpine. A widespread temperature crust formed on all aspects up to 1750m that day. Over the next two days we had about 20cm of storm snow accumaulate at treeline which settled rapidly in the warm temperatures but made for some good skiing up high. We triggered one small wind slab skiing a northeast facing wind loaded slope in the alpine (you can just make out the debris in the photo). Coming out of the cabin today the snow quality deteriorated as we lost elevation and was more like "dust on crust" conditions below 1500m. The snow was moist below 1300m.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

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