Gem Backside Ridge ECT

Kootenay Boundary

off2dahill , Monday 10th January, 2022 3:05AM

Dug an ECT pit on the top of the ridge above the run-out, north-east aspect. Snow depth was 180cm and had visible and tactile crust layers at about 30cm and 80cm. The column failed on the bottom/December facet layer on the 27th from the shoulder. We skied basically everything on the ridge including steeps and convexities and only slough was produced. Saw a bit of slab slide away at the end of the day at about 230pm, the day was warming.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Windy. We rode: Convex slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.