Rosseau rules!


Found much more snow than forecasted (15-30cm depending on wind redistribution). Fracture lines observed underfoot while skinning on steep slopes. Multiple size 1 skier initiated avalanches on terrain greater than 35 degrees. Storm Slab released on previous storm cycle crust while skinning in steep open tree slope (crown 30 cm deep, 5 m wide, slid ~10m) with no skier involvement. No new natural activity witnessed. Fun skiing in powder (occasionally sinking down to crust) in more sheltered terrain. Light snow throughout day with minimal wind.

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

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.