Purple Knob


Good skiing on the descent from purple knob. Hard, almost boiler plate snow with ~10cm soft snow on top by the col. Further down, the snow was more powdery but slightly wind affected. Calm day, warm day, -10°C at 8am at the car and ~1°C at 2pm upon return. Lots of debris on solar aspects approaching the col. Cornices were quite large too.

Snow conditions were: Hard, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.