K Country skier intentional


Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.


CTM 15 down 40 cm, easy planar shear (cash register)


We intentionally ski cut a 35-degree, N facing open convexity at treeline in order to test bonding of the storm snow to the old surface. No surprise too see the 40+ cm of storm snow release on a bed surface of crusts and facets. Although the slide was small and did not entrain much mass, it ran fast and far. This result kept us skiing more planar slopes in the trees, which produced no results and provided excellent conditions.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN