Cariboos

Cariboos

Frozen Pirate , Tuesday 29th December, 2020 9:10AM

Generalized summary from a couple days in the Cariboo's. The Cariboos closer to the town of valemount are showing signs of spice. There is a surface hoar layer down 20-30cms..that is quite reactive in treeline and alp. Reactive to remote and to human triggering up to sz2-2.5 with good propagation. A bit farther south and we were able to push terrain pretty hard with proper assessment. Windslabs in the alp were rock hard in open terrain with some natural wsl sz1.5 in steep alp. Other than that we saw nothing on our adventure worth noting. We are still trying to avoid being on steep terrain in alp and open treeline as well as avoiding possible terrain traps due to the mid December pwls.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Convex slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN