St Marks Avalanche

Sea to Sky

georgiesbest , Sunday 14th February, 2021 12:10PM

Skied Christmas Gulley, good snow, but higher up small wind slabs, and evidence of slabs becoming cohesive due to wind activity.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Foggy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalanche

Avalanche across the St Marks Trail. Crown line is variable in depth from 120cm to 50cms. A very large amount of debris. An older Douglas Fir appears to have been felled along with several smaller trees. The creek is filled with debris. Further south there is debris throughout the trees. Hard to tell if it is the same avalanche. Looks several days old, probably from the last warming period.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN