Kootenay Boundary

packhamavalancheconsulting , Saturday 6th February, 2021 7:00AM

Had roughly 35cms of new snow overnight. 5 Extended Column Tests at 2170 meters with no results on a NE aspect. The pits were dug in a sheltered area, the majority of the face was wind hammered and had significant wind transport overnight and in the morning. The large NE face had many size 1s and some size 2s overnight. South aspects had some wind transport as well. Saw Search and Rescue responding to a call at the end of the day.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy, Warm, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN