Matheson Coal Creek

Lizard Range and Flathead

southrockies , Monday 8th February, 2021 4:00PM

All we need is a little patience!!! Managing a persistent weak layer requires patience. We are not seeing the obvious clues like shooting cracks and whumpfing, but in our snowpack tests today we continue to find a reactive January 24 surface hoar layer. The layer is widespread in the lizard range flathead region which leaves limited terrain options. We will continue to select terrain with slopes below 30 degrees and exercise a little patience. Test results ECTP14 X3

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN