Sugar and Caramel

North Rockies

northrockiesfieldteam , Wednesday 24th March, 2021 6:20PM

Found some touchy new snow up Sugarbowl area in the Cariboos today. Lots of shooting cracks and whumpfing sounds as well as a very recent size 2 avalanche in the area. The area recieved around 35cm overnight which brought the total recent snow amounts to 80cm! It was navel deep when you stepped out of your skis. The skiing was great up high near treeline but got more and more mushy and wet the lower we dropped. Hopefully the warm temperatures make this storm slab avalanche problem disappear in a few short days. We played it safe and kept to low angle trees where we found some great skiing today.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.