Winds and warming on Chief Pascal

South Coast Inland

josh.krebs.green , Monday 1st March, 2021 8:27PM

Observed strong SW winds at 1900m with significant wind transport. Deposited snow was dense and skiing was much better in sheltered areas. Warmed throughout the day and was nearing 0 at the parking lot at 1400.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy, Windy. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Weather

Strong gusts from variable directions at the ridgeline, predominantly from SW.