Rainbow Peak- 19 miles creek Valley

Sea to Sky

etiennerrr , Thursday 1st April, 2021 11:35AM

Helidrop from Rainbow summit, transit trough the south-east ridge until we could ride into the north side of the ridge. On top, snow crust, wind+sun affected. N-NE facing slopes had good snow quality (15cm powder). E facing slopes sun affected with crusty powder. 1 size 1.5 slab seen on top of the ridge: natural/cornice triggered more likely. Snow heavy/wet under 1500m even on N aspects.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.