Needle ridge

South Coast Inland

JDirt , Monday 1st March, 2021 8:27PM

Strong winds from the west across the Needle ridge trail leading to Flatiron bowl. Wind slabs had begun to form leading into the bowl. Slab thickness was about 10 cm, and becoming more cohesive with the strong winds. Some shooting cracks were observed, no whumpfing or drum like sounds observed.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.