Video Peak/8812

Glacier National Park

Alex Gosselin , Sunday 26th December, 2021 6:45PM

We decided to brave to cold and check out the alpine as snow seems to be stabilizing. Steady -20 all day with light NW wind. Mix of sun and cloud throughout the day and clearing off late afternoon. Dug a pit on a SE aspect @~2200 m No result. Partial loose break of storm snow ~20-30cm down. 30 cm F. 30 cm 4F. Rest was pencil. Drop a bit lower then the summit of video as it was starting to be wind affected. Also encounter some wind affected area close to the top of bruins pass. Snow felt pretty supportive other wise. Other then this condition were great despite the cold and sticky snow

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Snowpack

No result. Uneven break of fresh storm. No result on dec 1st. Upright snow. No sign of Instability other then few small crack at the top were wind slab were present.