North side gin peek

Sea to Sky

avilaholland , Sunday 9th January, 2022 5:35PM

Size 0.5 avalanche , skier triggered, 10cm of storm snow on NW aspect. Additionally there was a few very deep trenches made by sleds (in the second photo) I skied into one and luckily was fine. It was in an area where sleds are not allowed. Sledders please be informed about what areas allow sleds. Skiers please be aware of the hazards that trenches made by sleds can cause.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalanche

We triggered a small slab avalanche, 0.5. It was a wind loaded face that slid on a medium-hard bed surface. The avalanche on the left side of the photo was human triggered. The avalanche to the right we believe to be natural, and was on a slightly steeper slope. We saw fracture lines and debris on other similar slopes. All appearing to be about 10 cm crowns. It seems that the slides were the 10cm of snow received over night last night.