Glacier National Park
makepeace05 , Sunday 24th November, 2019 6:00PM
We traveled a short distance up Connaught to get used to our ski boots again, heading up hill before the Frequent Flyer avalanche path on the same side of the valley. Trail breaking was tedious with a ski penetration of about 40cm, especially below 1600m where skis would get caught below the crust that sits below the new storm snow. The snow was about 105cm deep at 1800m and dry down to the parking lot. The snow surface was wind affected in open areas, with continued wind through the day.
Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN