North summit Strachan

Sea to Sky

committed , Saturday 17th April, 2021 12:20AM

Sloppy isothermal snow, spontaneous small slides released on steep slopes later in the afternoon.

Snow conditions were: Wet. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.


Spontaneous release of a 1.5 wet loose avalanche was observed on the southern slope of the summit of North Strachan. Any thoughts of entering Christmas gully were quickly banished.