Neve conditions

Sea to Sky

albertocsanz , Sunday 24th April, 2022 12:55PM

Crossed the Neve on Saturday among many others. Saw lots of wet loose avalanche debris on all aspects except North. Lots of pinwheeling too. Gargoyles had avalanched big presumably after the last snow cycle. Solar aspects had a melt-freeze crust that was warming by midday, North aspects skied relatively ok in the afternoon and likely had a crust before things warmed up, snow was wet and heavy. Above 2000 m the clouds made it hard to see state of glacier or cornices. Things looked pretty filled in on the glaciers. Lake is still frozen with no visible openings, switchbacks with good coverage down to km3 mark.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Mellow slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.