Perley Rock

Glacier National Park

Michael O'Farrell , Saturday 26th March, 2022 11:45PM

We skinned up Illecillewaet Glacier to ski Perley Rock. Below treeline was a mix of hard and soft. Treeline was mostly a wind affected crust. The alpine had 5-10cm of new snow depending on the aspect. We had bad visibility when we hit the glacier but it cleared up. The conditions down Perley Rock were 5-10cm powder on a soft crust. There were no signs of slabs or recent slides (>1-2 days). The exit was brutal starting at treeline.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Foggy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.