Shames may 16th
travisluvsbikes , Tuesday 17th May, 2022 4:15AM
Above 0 all day with high winds as you enter the alpine. Blowing a gale top of Dome from the south. Intermittent grapple snowballs falling at times. Scant amount. Wet snow below about 1000 m or so with isothermal feel to it below treeline. Breakable crusty surface above the Knolls up onto the Dome getting more firm with elevation. Wet snow at top of 3rd knoll slough along a little bit behind me. Otherwise nice corny stuff to slide down on. Stopped before valley bottom due to sticky feel. Able to catch wi down of vis and drop into North bowl but needed to traverse to far skiers left tree chutes when flat light returned part way down. Fast and heavy sloughs through the chutes needed you to manage the slough and vere away as you progressed down slope. Various wet natural sloughs from multie aspects. One deeper slabby looking slide right to rock in blood lust bowl. Unsure of how recent.
Snow conditions were: Hard, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.