Snowy forum ridge

Waterton Lakes National Park

dallasinwonderland , Monday 3rd January, 2022 3:10PM

15-30 cm of new snow (varied due to wind transport) on top of wind slab. Warmer weather than in Waterton village; nice break from recent cold. Snow felt stable while skiing down, but some storm slabs were beginning to form in places. Variable conditions with some nice powdery sections, mixed with a few thinner spots where you could feel slab or crust underneath. Overall some nice riding to be found.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Windy. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

Windslab CT28 resistant planar failure on the 100cm layer. Second compression test had a similar failure at 32 but a non-planar break.