Strachan east

Peter Nowicki

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Warm, Cloudy. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.


1. Ski cut Dadoir on Hollyburn west trees. size 1.5 slid on storm snow from sat/sun. Some spots stepped down to the crust below sat/sun storm snow. 2. Ski cut convex roll to size 1.5 in the Strachan east trees. Slid on crust. 3. Observed a skier triggered avy from earlier today on north aspect below the usual up-track to strachan around 1350m while touring up, size 1.5 maybe a size 2. Most of the steep north side of the ridge below the up-track slid

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN