Mt Chief Pascall - West ridge

South Coast Inland

madoc.hill , Monday 8th March, 2021 2:25PM

Incredible day riding mellow treeline terrain on NNE aspect and open/dense trees on N/NW. Around 5-10cm new snow since Saturday. No signs of instability witnessed in the zone(s) ridden barring some localised stiffening towards ridge top. Some sluffing on short, steeper sections of descent due to sheer quantity of recent snow (48hrs+). Light snow all day with infrequent/short breaks in cloud cover. Snowfall intensity picked up around 2pm. All in all an excellent day on the mountain.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.