Searching for Silver

Purcells

Avalog Forecaster , Tuesday 30th March, 2021 6:00PM

Explored some new terrain around Silver Mines and found around 25 cm cm of fresh powder over a crust. We saw several new wind slab avalanches up to size 3 and dry loose avalanches to size 2, likely occurring overnight Mon-Tues with many failing below large cornices. Through the day we felt intermittent, but gusty northwest winds and observed snow blowing at ridge top. With recent avalanches and ongoing wind-loading, we avoided steep slopes and anything with a cornice. Surface snow turned moist on sunny slopes upwards of 1700m by the afternoon.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.