Warm and corn
We had a few options around Castle/Rockbound Lake area today. We watched lots of slides coming off the the N and NE aspects of Castle Mountain - we had really quick travel, but as things warmed on SE aspects we quickly lost confidence and bailed. We ended up finding great corn snow around Helena down to Tower Lake and salvaged an awesome day!
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.
We saw lots of avalanches coming off Castle from various aspects - quite a show from a distance! Mostly N and NE. Older cornice debris on S and SE aspects