Rescue Practice & Snow Art
northrockiesfieldteam , Friday 19th March, 2021 6:15PM
Once a month on the North Rockies field team we set aside an hour of our day to do some fun rescue practice, and since the riding wasn't that great with the mostly hard and crusty conditions, and only 8cm of new snow overnight - today was a good day for it. It rained down low last night with the snow line starting around 1300m and the snow surface was still wet, not crusty and frozen below about 1600m. We didn't see any avalanches in the area, just the one driving near McBride (see photo). The weather was all over the place with periods of sun, wind, snow and rain. The softest riding is on high elevation north facing slopes.
Snow conditions were: Hard, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was terrible.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.