White Pass East
Yukon Field Team , Wednesday 8th March, 2023 3:40PM
Today we did a large survey ride around the Whitepass with clear blue skies and sharp visibility. We saw evidence of a windslab avalanche cycle that produced many avalanches on mainly south aspects from the recent north wind. They were mostly 48 or more hours old. We traveled in the alpine a little and backed off of slopes that felt really "pillowed" or deep with recent wind affected snow on all aspects. Riding in valley bottoms was still pretty good, and very sheltered trees also had good snow. In wind exposed areas, hard surfaces are what you should expect!
Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Hard, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.