Slacking

South Columbia

JonW , Sunday 14th February, 2021 4:55PM

Still some good skiing to be had in sheltered spots!

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Snowpack

Tried to find a representative slope, so dug in an upper treeline opening, with wind affect and tracks. Thin 5-10cm windslabs on surface were cracking and breaking when isolating columns. Most notable result was a sudden collapse down ~50cms. (CTM 19 SC/CTH 20 SP) well defined small (1-2mm) facets under a super thin crust. DTT on this layer were producing more SC than SP results.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN