Winds and unexpected fresh snow

Cindy Spence

Unexpected to find +10cm fresh snow in the trees! Great tree skiing but most of it is tracked out from high traffic. We wanted to push for summit on Little A but the wind gusts were extremely powerful, and the wind transport for snow made conditions above tree line unbearable. Plus, the high winds are turning the snow in the alpine into a slab that is becoming styrofoam - no fun to ski.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN