Rapid Settlement at Brandywine Trees

Sea to Sky

Bram Whillock , Sunday 3rd January, 2021 5:35PM

Did 4 laps of the Brandywine tree runs from the metal dome shoulder at 1800m down to the meadows. Rapid settlement of storm snow with moderate temps. Ski pen near 60 in the morning down to 30 by end of the day making things reasonably skiiable! Did not observe any avalanches due to obscured weather. Boot pen 80cm. Tree wells are incredibly deep an unsupportive.

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

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