Coquihalla Lakes Ridge

South Coast Inland

snowak , Sunday 14th February, 2021 7:45AM

We found great skiing in sheltered areas on south and south east aspects and at lower elevations in the trees. We found the solar crust in open south facing meadows and found wind slabs on all aspects but especially closer to the top of the ridge. There was plenty of sloughing early in the day and as as temperatures warmed the snow started to become slightly more cohesive. Wind slab were often deceivingly hidden under low density snow.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Stormy, Windy, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN