Finally winter returns

Northwest Coastal

sebycharest , Friday 23rd February, 2024 5:50PM

Finally! A proper winter day out in the Shames BC. At Valley Bottom I measured 22CM of storm snow on-top of 16cm of Facets, all overlaying the Feb 09 crust. Light WSW winds are forming soft slabs in immediate lees. Couldn't get any cracks to propagate with ski cuts. Sluff is running fast, far and entraining lots of snow in steep features, especially where the new snow overlies a suncrust. First skier will get good turns but there won’t be much left for the next person.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN