Black Prince


Broke a heinous skin track to black prince tree triangle 2 days in a row. An expected 30cm on Tuesday fell making travel slow, but the skiing spectacular. This was followed by a very unexpected 40cm Wednesday AM which made travel (including the drive) difficult, & the ski out nearly impossible. We slogged downhill. Need to set up a go-fund-me for fatter sticks. HST 50-80cm from last 2 days. Low density powder. Evidence of a storm slab sz2 near Heros knob that occurred <48hr ago. Some additional crowns visible on unsupported, windloaded, steep alpine features. Based on this rapid loading cycle, we kept our ski out conservative & in line with our uptrack. Wednesday temps hovered around -10. Tues had a rather rapid warming to -1 by 11am.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday.


Heros knob region. Healthy propagation, crown down approx 30cm. Potentially cornice triggered, vis too poor to know for certain.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN