White Queen South Face

Kootenay Boundary

nicolas.lauziere , Saturday 2nd January, 2021 10:20PM

Dug a pit at 1800m on White Queen S face around 11:30 AM. ECT29 No propagation CT22 Both failed close to a rain crust down 115cm from surface. Very windy above 1950 m. Not so windy in the dense trees below 1900m. Heavy snowfall thorough the day. Noticed that a storm slab reactive to skiers was forming in the top 10cm of the snowpack around 1:30 PM.

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

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

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN