Surprise powder at Harvey

Lizard Range and Flathead

fahie.j.l , Monday 25th November, 2019 3:15PM

Unexpected awesome day riding. There were some signs of slab avalanches in the previous few days- quite large crowns. We stayed away from the northeast to south aspects as per the avalanche forecast- we noticed significant wind loading and crust in these areas. On the west to northwest aspect we enjoyed some fluffy powder up to boot top deep, although patchy rocks underneath this (it’s still November after all) Overall... it was an awesome day and totally worth the skin up!

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Location

49.26401269 -114.72759691

Surprise powder at Harvey

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN