Shames Bowl Tour

Northwest Coastal

Ben Hewitt , Tuesday 29th December, 2020 6:50PM

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

We dug a snow pit in open trees on the shoulder of the Dome. Hoar frost present on the surface (1.1cm length) from yesterday's sun exposure. Pit depth was roughly 175cm deep. Tap test performed, and after 20+ shoulder hits a break occurred at 145cm. This break did not slide. A few more shoulder hits produced a fracture down the middle of the column.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN