Shames is cold!

Northwest Coastal

travisluvsbikes , Monday 3rd January, 2022 6:45PM

Wind running rt down the chair to parking lot. Cold!! Low vis most of the day with low clouds. Burnt trees wind effected. Variable snow types...drifted deep, soft, or stryrofoam at times skinning to prayer flags ridge. No whumphs, occasional thin cracking in Wind effected skin track. Cross loading winds at ridge top. Stomped on pillows with no movement. Slid off ridge closer to tee with no slabs. Hid in Deliverance trees to valley bottom for shelter. Cold smoke in there.

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

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.