Sunny slopes and surface hoar

Lizard Range and Flathead

Mdolbec , Friday 8th January, 2021 10:05PM

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Warm, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

South facing bowl starting to see small roller balls. North facing bowl has surface hoar developing up to 4mm already between 1700m and 1900m even in areas that are exposed to some wind and sun.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN