Hilda Ridge

Jasper National Park

Geneviève Arcand , Saturday 20th November, 2021 8:00AM

-18 at the parking lot at 2000m at 9 am. -8 at 2300m around noon. -16 back at the parking lot at 3:40 pm. Short laps on south facing slopes between 2400m and 2100m. Great skiing, lots of snow. Couple of whumpf on flat terrain at tree line. Surface hoar found throughout travel area Averaging 10mm. Dug a few pits, snow depth between 90-100cm at 2300 m East facing. Ski penetration 35cm Moderate results on facets down 48cm (break on facets) and down 60 cm (sudden planar on crust facet combo)

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

Snowpack

HS 93 Layers 93-56 F 56-45 4F 45-30 1F 30 Crust 30-0 facet depth hoar combo Test results CTM 16 down 48 BRK on FC CTM 18, 20 down 60 SP on CR/FC

Weather

Normal Mid-warming based on solar input

Avalanche

Noticed 3 significant avalanches close to Parker’s ridge. One in the steep open slope north of the summer trail One on the upper ridge on a wind loaded slope from the past storm One off of the steep north facing alpine rocky face