allochris , Sunday 2nd April, 2023 10:30PM
Found amazing winter cold dry mid boot ski pen powder at the east boulder basin on all northerly aspect, on April 2nd! Decent snowpack coverage throughout compared to other low snow years below treeline. Alpine is still getting the wind so expect windward slopes to be extra wind affected/firm in the alpine and possible windslab & cornices building lee slopes. Zero signs of instability throughout the day on northerly aspect. New snow seems to bond well to the underlying firm surfaces. Avoided all south facing slope getting baked (sun crust forming below treeline) and observed some new snow avalanched in form of wet heavy goo, with southerly start zones in mid alpine originating from point releases. Enjoy the snow & blue bird!
Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was amazing.