Rohr Ridge Saturday 9th "Splitfest"-er on Skis

South Coast Inland

Felix Wilberg , Saturday 9th January, 2021 5:05PM

Skied one of the parallel chutes to Southern Comfort on the S face. The first hundred metres were wind scoured and a fall would've been hard to arrest. Below that was solid, fun skiing. Best to watch out for hazards beneath the snow on the lower 1/3; we still need a bit more base there. Please see the "Snowpack" tab for our snow profile results.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Deep powder, Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was amazing.

Snowpack

Carried out ECT at 1850m on SW aspect at 11am. Found the most recent storm slab at ECTM11, 30cm down, with uneven break and no propagation. Couldn't get anything else to pop. Tried to shovel shear the column and found that deep persistent layer at 165cm. Carried out a 30x30 column and found the same layer at CTM11, 30cm down. Isolated the deep persistent layer with a cut 15cm above the layer and a series of tap tests. Couldn't get it to pop.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN