Ursus Trees

Glacier National Park

JonW , Tuesday 2nd March, 2021 6:05PM

New snow and wind had blown a nice blanket over the ursus tree zone, looked like no one had ever skied there! Wind affect from continued southerly light-moderate winds was visible and notable as a soft slab breaking trail, but still excellent ski quality. Able to easily ski cut very predictable size 1's on lee unsupported features, still only a 15cm very soft slab at this point. One recent avalanche reached valley bottom out of Cheops N Bowl (SZ 3), unable to see start zone. Evidence of other (48hr+) debris in fans of STS and frequent flyer. Otherwise visibility was rather poor.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.