Quartz Ridge

Ben Wards

Let the corn harvest begin! Loaded Standish at 8:45 due to racing activity you can even catch an earlier lift! Skiing was fast due to a nice layer of fresh surface hoar and a supportive melt-freeze crust. We did a couple laps on the east aspect of Quartz ridge and they were starting to soft up quite nicely at 10am. Things were getting warm at 11:30 so we headed for some NW aspect skiing which stayed cold longer. Generally excellent corn skiing with the crust getting wet earlier but very support when we got back inbounds at 1:45.

Snow conditions were: Wet, Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Convex slopes.

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

Location

51.04044000 -115.76991000

Quartz Ridge

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN