Kootenay Boundary

robmoote , Monday 26th February, 2024 3:50PM

The new storm snow has formed a soft slab, OK skiing but a bit grabby. It didn't seem to be wind slab, it looked like the snow just came in dense and cohesive. About 15 cm on top of the crust from last week's wet heavy snow, looser snow on top and bottom of the new snow with the densest snow in the middle. A hand shear in the skin track was able to get a clean shear on the crust from last week, but it was pretty hard, seemed to be bonding fairly well. A hand shear on the snow below that got a clean shear about 25 cm further down on the rain crust from late Jan/early Feb, but that was quite hard to pull out. No evidence of instability while skiing. We skied the trees but saw another group ski one of the open fingers with no instability. Acidophilus skied slightly better than the Fingers.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN