Kootenay Pass

Kootenay Boundary

packhamavalancheconsulting , Saturday 2nd January, 2021 6:50PM

Mostly skied the North; hand shears easy to mod results down 22cms on storm snow interface. South was more reactive, cut a size 1 down 24cms on a 34 degree slope. Roughly 15 by 15 meters.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Windy, Warm, Foggy, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex 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. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN