Slayin' Cain

AvCan Vancouver Island

We had a picture perfect day at Cain, specifically West Bowl in outstanding conditions. All solar aspects below alpine became moist with solar heating today, but not warm enough to break down the thin crust that formed after similar conditions yesterday. One of the more aggressive lines in West Bowl was our pick to dodge the crust and it worked spectacularly. Pushing on older wind slabs at ridgetop didn't yield any cracking and our profile above Sliders once again showed no significant shears in our storm snow or at the old crust beneath it. Does it get any better?

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was amazing.