Big sastrugi big wind slabs

Sea to Sky

Bram Whillock , Friday 12th February, 2021 5:30PM

Extremely variable slopes. On South slopes there is a breakable sun crust in addition to variable depth wind slabs quite deep into treeline. In the trees there is extensive wind damage, downed branches, and tree bombs.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was terrible.

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

Avalanche

Observed this larger windslab result today from a distance. Several other direct action smaller windslabs had also released on southerly aspects.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN