Gorge'ing

North Columbia

JMart , Wednesday 30th December, 2020 6:30AM

15cm 1 day old HN on settled pow for fast, fun skiing. Overall, it's feels surprisingly well settled and not standout signs of of instability. The Dec crust is gnarly and not trust-worthy though, I haven't been in the gorge since it was created and it's much more prevalent than elsewhere (full on blue ice crust). From limited obs it currently has an OK bond directly above and below with hard failures about 3 cm above in rounded facets.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

CTH25 RP 3cm above MfCr

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN