If you’re going to be late, you better be lucky.

Lizard Range and Flathead

southrockies , Wednesday 30th March, 2022 3:55PM

If you’re going to be late, you need to be lucky! Weather wise that is. We didn’t get an early start, but with ample cloud blocking out the intense solar radiation, and strong winds helping to keep snow surfaces cool; an early spring start wasn’t as important today. With few avalanche concerns other than not to hang out under cornices, we skied a southeast facing avalanche path with no overhead hazard in the Corbin area. At 2 pm the southerly terrain was still supportive and had just softened enough for good corn skiing. Other aspects remained quite crusty while we were in the field. We spotted a few more avalanches today, but giving them an exact date is tricky. They likely happened in the last week or so during a period of intense warming and sun. Many of them were triggered by cornices.

Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Windy. Riding quality was ok.