Sastrugi bolognese

South Coast Inland

liimujared , Tuesday 28th December, 2021 10:30AM

Localized drum sounds and shooting cracks, as you’d expect with the wind hammer. Surface hoar underneath the last storm layer in sheltered (specific) areas. Easy failure on hand shear. See snowpack summary. It’s a shame cuz these were the only areas with decent skiing.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was terrible.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Snowpack

Right side up snowpack! Pit dug in sheltered area. As you’d expect in said area, surface hoar present underneath recent storm snow. CT13(SP), ECTN26 down 40. Anywhere not sheltered was pretty wind hammered. Didn’t poke anywhere w,S,e facing.

Avalanche

Observed from 3rd lake on slalok and stonecrop glacier. Inferred to be storm slab failure