Vista Chute

Sea to Sky

jbudd9022 , Monday 8th March, 2021 8:10PM

On approaching Vista Chute from the west there were two whumpfing sounds near ridge top from skier input. 30-40 cm of storm snow overlaying facets. Penetration foot was 40-50 cm. Vista Chute had signs of wind loading in start zone and on the convex roll at the entrance, east aspect. Guide 1 did a ski cut rappel that triggered a sz 1.5-2 slab avalanche. Crown was 10 - 100 cm, 4 finger - 1 finger resistance, and dry snow. Avalanche ran 100 m and stopped in middle of run out zone. The slab slid on a faceted bed surface. No other parties were involved.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.