Windy Bijoux

North Rockies

northrockiesfieldteam , Thursday 11th March, 2021 6:20PM

Spent the day in Bijoux where it was blowing! Strong westerlies were stripping windward slopes but not building wind slabs in typical locations. The air was dry so much of the snow was going back into the atmosphere and the rest was either getting redeposited low on the slopes or falling as slightly-packed, wind-sifted snow which rode quite well on the flats well below and away from the "lee slopes" above.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.