Blow Me Downs

Andrew Stokes

Skied Market Run ( first picture), near Joes Garage today and found decent turns mixed in with sections of supportive sun crust in both the upper bowl as well as lower gully. Sun facing and windward slopes are in rough shape, with either sun crust or severe wind affect but small cross loaded features hold nice chalky snow Sheltered north and northeast features such as Joes Garage (second picture) look well filled in and appear to have good snow. We did see debris from cornice failure off the cliffs to its lookers right. Other than cornice failure, we saw no other sign of instability.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN