Pocatera Ridge

Ben Wards

Compared to Saturday the winds have really hammered the area on all aspects and in open areas below treeline. We found one west aspect that had ok wind-sifted snow on it. The wind storm resulted in a size 2 to ground and 1.5 slab avalanche from beneath Mt. Tyrwitt that could have been triggered by cornice falls(marked in red). Are snow pit at 2350m on a west aspect had HS 73cm, the October crust was present but not very reactive, and the new 10cm hard wind slab was bonding poorly.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy, Warm, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Location

50.59890000 -115.01657000

Pocatera Ridge

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN