Jumbo Area

Purcells

Kevin Weir , Monday 25th November, 2019 11:30AM

Spent 4 days Ski touring in and around the Jumbo cabin. The first 2 days were sunny and great weather, -3 at the cabin and not much change in in the alpine. Was significantly warmer below tree line. the sun had some heat to it and was creating crust on solar aspects. Over night on the 22-23 saw significant surface hoar growth up to 5 mm between 1900-2200m in sheltered areas. During the evening of the 22 overnight into the morning of the 24th there was up to 30 cm of fresh snow with strong to extreme winds creating touchy wide spread wind slab. On the ski out on saturday any convex roll on the ski out was sensitive to skier traffic, we remote trigger multiple size 0.5-1 not running far or fast. Attached is a photo of the

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

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Snowpack

all failures resistant planer or non plainer breaks

Location

50.34567000 -116.62031000

Jumbo Area

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN