Snow is Changing

Purcells

sBear , Wednesday 12th January, 2022 1:20PM

Temps have gone from -16 at about 7500 feet to near 0 since Monday. We toured & skied a mellow ridge with nothing above us to be super safe. You can feel the difference in the snow both on skis & sled. Tracks are firming up within 15 minutes. Started to rain at 4000 feet coming down. Definitely stay away from open steeps for a little while 😬😬

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Heavy. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

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