Kootenay Boundary

packhamavalancheconsulting , Tuesday 9th March, 2021 5:45PM

Saw limited terrain but no signs of instability. At 1850 meters, SE aspect had a compression test with no results and a sudden planar extended column test result which propagated down 42cms on the 28th tap. Failed in one loading step on a 2cm layer of low density size 2 facets. Just below failure plane was a thin breakable melt freeze crust. Overall a well consolidated snowpack where we dug.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.