Hanging Lake Area

Sea to Sky

James Klemmensen , Wednesday 30th December, 2020 9:55PM

Great day poking around Hanging Lake today, skiing some short low angle runs on SE and W aspects. Found conditions to be quite touchy on both aspects, witnessing shooting cracks and ski cutting some small rolls producing easy sz. 0.5 results on the new storm interface (down 20-30cm). Also noticed a couple recent sz. 0.5-1 natural avalanches on the way in, which we believe were from yesterday or last night. We did a quick compression test at 1590m on a SE Slope, with the following results: CTE3 RP down 22cm CTM18 down 45cm The temperature throughout the day was around -4.5, with Light SW Winds. Keep your heads up and have fun out there everyone!

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

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN