Balu Pass

Glacier National Park

Justin Pauwels , Sunday 1st December, 2019 9:45PM

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

Snowpack

Compression Test, Irregular Fracture (No pronounced propagation) on November. 23rd Surface Hoar Layer. Mid-Day, Solar Aspect. 30 Degrees-ish. No other signs of instability observed along similar elevation, aspect. Variability in terms of scouring on windward alpine slopes. Westerly aspects at ridgecrest were compacted with obvious lee deposition into and surrounding westerly reaches of 8812 bowl.

Weather

Mid-day, expected clouds/storm rolled in from the SW. Towards end of day, cloud cover 8/8 with light but steady snow.

Location

51.29006870 -117.58748888

Balu Pass

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN