Zoa sub peak

South Coast Inland

matt-johnson1989 , Friday 19th March, 2021 2:45PM

Toured up zoa ridge leaving the parking lot at 11:11am on wet surface snow. Dug a pit on a north east aspect qith a 23 degree slope at 1760m ECT23 resulted in a collapse at 20 cms down that did not propagate or slide at all. Made some nice pinwheels while digging the pit. Surface snow seems like it is melting during the day and freezing overnight. Most of the trees have shedded their snow bombs but a few are literally hanging out. Tops of shorter trees beginning to pop out and even saw some ground at the pipeline. Observed evidence of an avalanche on the Thar bowl run from the falls lake parking lot. Overall a fun slushy and slashy day. Photos are of the terrain behind Thar Nak and Yak seen from Zoas sub peak.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Convex slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.