Ogden Bench

Little Yoho

drakemillersnowboard , Thursday 18th November, 2021 8:00AM

We skied the ridge up Ogden Bench is fairly mellow terrain. No signs of instability observed while skiing. Sky was Clear, winds were Light and kicked up towards the bottom end of moderate towards the end of the day. HS on the Ogden bench is greater than 140 from some quick probing with ski poles. Lake still isn’t frozen enough for crossing to feel like a good idea. No new slab avalanches were observed today, but it was clear a significant cycle to size 3 occurred during the storm, with what appeared to be size 3 avalanches occurring earlier in the storm and some more recent but still snow covered size 2s. When the wind picked up significant loose dry avalanches were observed off Ogden wall but they did not trigger slabs below.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. Riding quality was good.