Chutes and ladders

North Rockies

thagen24.7 , Monday 1st March, 2021 8:28PM

We rode some trees and creeks up cushing this morning. Snow was heavy and slow.. got nailed by some bombs falling out of the trees.. there was less fresh snowfall than expected up there. Only 15cm from last night. It started raining at about noon, and we headed for home. No whumfing or shooting cracks. Jumped on a few kick turns in the skin track and got no results. We stayed in pretty mellow terrain.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy, Warm, Wet, Windy. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Weather

500 pound bombs falling out of the sky.. light snow turned to light rain around noon.