5-Mile, Kututle Skiing

Kootenay Boundary

Stephen Senecal , Friday 21st February, 2020 7:25PM

Snowpack

AST 2 group dug two test profiles, one in 5-Mile, one in Kutetl. TL, N and E aspects. Generally moderate to hard resistant results. Repeatable RP results on windslab 25 cm deep. Evidence of sintering on facets below Feb 1 crust.

Avalanche

Observed old size 1.5 natural cornice failure, triggered size 1 windslab. Lazy boy size cornice chunks ran approx 220m. Failed on the SE ridge of Ymir Peak.

Location

49.44352000 -117.11686000

5-Mile,  Kututle Skiing

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN