Above the clouds, but not the crust

Kootenay Boundary

zryan , Thursday 13th January, 2022 5:25PM

A warm and sunny day of sledding at Giveout creek. A thin breakable melt freeze crust was capping 30 cm of storm snow, which made for good sledding conditions but probably less friendly ski conditions. Below the 30cm of storm snow we found a thin melt freeze crust (Jan 11) which produced moderate sudden planar results in tests. We avoided steep slopes and overhead hazard. Overall a great day to get out and play! 🌞〽️

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

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