Camp West

Glacier National Park

Splitboarder , Monday 28th December, 2020 6:20PM


Sudden planar failure 55-60cm deep in the snowpack on moderate 7 compression. Failed on faceted snow, above the Dec 13th crust and other PWLs. No reactivity of deeper snow pack during continued compression analysis. Deeper layers were very dense/consolidated/chunky while shoveling.


Small release from just below an exposed half meter of stone/rock, while skiing down. Lower treeline elevation. SE aspect (approx). Gave skier a small push, but no incidents from it. Loose dry snow character.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN