Okay Coverage on Chief Pascall and an odd "crevasse" on ridgetop


lionel.d.jensen , Monday 23rd January, 2023 3:50PM

About 20 skiers/riders on Chief Pascall's Equinox run on Sunday. Some very old debris (wet loose) low in the bowl. Okay coverage in the bowl, didn't hit any sharks. Other groups skied slightly steeper entrances (~38 degrees). We used a more mellow entrance. No natural or human triggered sluffs/slides. No red flags. Much less cornice development on Chief Pascall than I expected, did not notice wind slabs. Across the valley on South aspects on Rohr we noted old wet-loose debris, size 2-2.5. We had an unusual occurrence. We met a couple on the skin track at 2060m on the skin track near the entrance of Equinox. While we chatted, their dog fell into a strange hole on the ridgetop. I don't think it was a moat because both walls were rock with a snow bridge overtop. It was about 8m deep. We shoveled snow into the hole until the dog could climb high enough on this denser snow for us to reach her. Full post of the story is on South Cost Touring FB page. In hindsight, having even some static line would have been nice to make the rescue easier.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. Riding quality was good.