Burstal Pass


Snowing hard at Burstal today with lots of wind. Raining on the drive home at 1800m at 3pm.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Warm, Wet. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep 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. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.


Small wind slab triggered while working our way around a cliff band. Wind slabs were everywhere and this feature poped as expected when we entered it. Crown was between 10cm and 30cm, started on ground but ran on old snow. Elevation was approximately 2300m.