Gorge

North Columbia

alavuk , Monday 20th December, 2021 3:30PM

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Snowpack

CT moderate (15) resistant release down 70 cm on small facets above the Dec crust. NE at 1780m. ECT easy (8) planar and propagation resistant down 30 cm. Recent storm snow slab. NE at 1780. The skiing was stunningly deep and soft. No cracking or releases on layers. Sluff with steeps was the issue at hand. Thankfully it didn’t gain much mass. We avoided terrain traps. A lot of fun was had.