Windslabs and 3 Broken Ski Poles
northrockiesfieldteam , Sunday 1st March, 2020 8:15PM
Strong south winds today were rapidly building cornices and windslabs in lee north through east facing slopes. I was able to ski cut several size 1 slabs 10-20cm deep on lee apects today. We found good skiing lower down in sheltered trees and avoided the alpine due to the wind effect. We also saw one size 2 windslab on a neighbouring mountain on a north east aspect.
Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Windy, Cloudy. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN