North Rockies

Matthew Lear , Sunday 14th February, 2021 8:40AM

Snow profile 1800M 215cm snowpack. 38 degree slope 11c NE aspect Compaction test moderate Results sudden collapse at 45cm deep where Small amount of surface hoar (laying down) was present and facets. Extended column test hard results 45cm half block propagation. New Sled triggered size 1.5 slab avalanches seen on N to W aspects. Suspected wind slab but not verified.

Snow conditions were: Hard, Deep powder, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Convex slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN