The Harold Price is wrong


AvCan Northwest , Friday 3rd March, 2023 4:30PM

Today we rode at Harold Price. The recent snow and cold temps have been preserving snow in sheltered areas and making for great riding conditions at tree line and below. We ventured into the alpine and found hard wind slab on all aspects, although some sheltered places provided good riding quality. The recent wind and new snow have formed massive cornices as you will see in the attached photos. these cornices have been failing and producing avalanches on the slopes below them. We observed a size 2.5 and two size 1.5 avalanches on a north east slope at 1700m that were all triggered by cornice fall.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.