Gorge 17km

North Columbia

jjgunka , Saturday 6th March, 2021 5:55PM

Fun day at the Gorge from 17km parking lot. Most areas had around 10 cm of powder on top of a crust with minimal wind loading at upper elevations. Skied a W aspect early in the day with no signs of instability. Skied two N aspects off of the main ridge with no major signs of instability around noon. Some sloughing and pinwheels were noticed as temperatures rose towards 1300 hr. Skinned around some sun-ravaged S, E, and W aspects at 1400 hr. Lots of tree bombs and roughly 1-inch sun crust were formed. No sun crust on the N aspect on our way out.

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