Wind cookies

South Columbia

alex.cooper , Sunday 14th February, 2021 2:45PM

Found thick, hard wind slabs on N through E slopes at and below treeline. They slid very easily in multiple hand shear tests, but there was no signs of cracking while breaking trail and we didn't do anything to test propagation. Skiing was great on our first lap where it wasn't wind effected, and but poor on our second lap where it was. The first lap was more west facing, which likely made the difference.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Dense trees, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN