Fraser MIN Day
kentbretzlaff , Sunday 31st March, 2019 7:35PM
Quick tour up at Fraser to work on MIN field skills. Thick freeze/thaw crust has developed over the past 2 weeks which saw the top 1-5cm melting throughout the day. Variable snow depth which ranged from dirt on south facing ridges to over 150cm on northeast aspects. Test pit dug around 1100m on northeast aspect. Top 1m saw multiple significant ice layers an a slight persistent weak layer around 75cm from the surface. There were no reaction for both extended column and compression test. Snow has significant moisture throughout the top 1m.
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Warm, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.
Cloudy and above zero at 10am with a period of slight rain, sunny sky and NE wind developed of the day
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN