Trout River Bowl, and elsewhere.
NL Field Team
Surface crust we’re breaking down midday, from the sun, on the E facing aspect of the Trout River Bowl. Some great turns in the lower Bowl, once things started to soften up a little. The upper Bowl is drastically wind affected, and still very wintery hard. Had a look at the “lunchbox chutes”, from the top. It was tough to tell there size, but the entries were guarded a little more then normal by cornice￼￼s. Shaping up for a long spring season in the bowl, with a deeper snow pack then last few years. Snow from the parking lot to the bottom of the bowl. Easy to traverse back to your car on descent. ￼￼Some new cornice failures in the area, and lots of pinwheels on solar aspects. We are not quite yet into a spring snow pack in this area, but the transition is well underway￼.
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.