Ryan Shelly , Sunday 3rd January, 2021 7:40PM
Major loading of storm snow and extreme wind gusts were creative reactive storm/wind slabs in down wind terrain at multiple elevation bands. Down 70cm from surface of snowpack exists a reactive facet /stiff slab interface reactive to extended column tests in Hard Range (sudden Planar) Down 80 cm from surface of snowpack exists a reactive facet/crust interface reactive to extended column test in Hard Range (sudden planar ) (size 1.5 mm Facets rounding) Great riding (50+ cms of pow pow in downwind areas)
Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN