Cold Day at Hidden Valley

North Rockies

drogers692 , Saturday 6th February, 2021 6:35PM

Beautiful but cold day. Observed a natural slide and also significant shooting cracks at tree line. We dug a pit and noted that there was a weak layer at the bottom of the new softer snow (10-15cm). The rest of the snowpack underneath seemed really nice and stable.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN