Rohr Lake

South Coast Inland

slionais , Friday 1st January, 2021 5:35PM

We did a day trip to Rohr Lake and skied Easy Out to keep it mellow. There were no signs of instability where we were but we heard what we think was two separate avalanches in the alpine. Long rumbling sounds for 8-10 seconds. Visibility wasn’t good so we couldn’t verify. Weather wise the day started out calm with light flurries. We even saw blue sky in places. By the time we reached the lake it was snowing heavily. Heavy snow started about 1:00pm.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Snowpack

We dug a pit and the recent storm layer failed 30cm after 3 hits from the elbow. We finished the test with no other failure. We pulled the column out with the shovel and it slid on the MFC at the persistent layer 100cm down. The crust was quite hard and showed no signs of breaking down.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN