Another active day in the Gorge

North Columbia

astclair , Monday 1st February, 2021 10:00PM

We observed numerous natural and human-triggered size 1-1.5 avalanches across aspects between 1500-2000 m in the Gorge on Monday. Many steep, convex features above the road ran naturally (pic1), and we could easily pop pockets with our skis (pic2). The storm snow was breaking 25-40 cm deep on a layer of surface hoar. On southerly aspects, the surface hoar was on top of a thin crust. We experienced many whumphs and shooting cracks. The propagation propensity increased throughout the day as snow accumulated and moderate winds continued to redistribute snow at ridge tops. We were vigilant with our terrain choices.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN