Buzz’s Ridge

Kootenay Boundary

Miles Kenyon-Slaney , Monday 2nd March, 2020 8:20PM

Did a few laps along the S/SE slopes of Cornice Ridge and Buzz’s Ridge. Noticeable wind affect on ridgetop and significant blowing snow. Loading was observed in lee of ridge features, and this slab was forming to about 10cm depth. Small cracks extending from skis in places, but no major signs of reactivity. Skiing was average to poor on S facing slopes due to breakable crust probably formed last week. N facing slopes skied much better, but we stuck to mellow trees to avoid DP slab.

Snow conditions were: Crusty. Weather conditions were: Windy, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Location

49.07490265 -117.04799558

Buzz’s Ridge

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN