Careful Out There
rachelonsorge , Sunday 19th March, 2023 7:30PM
Warm wet day following the pretty recent snow dump, had a localized whump on the up track, and found a small skier triggered avalanche, likely from yesterday. Wind effect at higher elevations, to beautiful powder, and wet heavy melting snow near the bottom. Avoided and/or cut the top of convexities prior to skiing under them with no results. Just about spring t shirt skiing!
Snow conditions were: Powder, Wet, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Warm, Wet. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.
Size one skier triggered avalanche on a convex, rocky thin spot, likely from yesterday.