Sometimes you’re wrong and hindsight is 20/20...
wgregg , Monday 29th March, 2021 7:15PM
Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Convex slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.
AFter the storm it turned into a clear crisp day. Preserved all the good skiing up higher. The change in snow from moderately challenging to blower was at 1430m consistently in this drainage.
First thought best thought. Performed a ski cut on the slop lower down, where I had results a few days prior. The original plan was to ski next to the other tracks. A brief lapse of judgement and clearly fatigue from the four days of skiing resulted in a desire to enter the slope higher. The plan was to ski cut from there and turn out. Things went south and was not able to get off the slab. In hindsight, and looking at the slope from the bottom it was a poor choice that could’ve gone much worse than just injured pride. Details: Sa - Windslab NE slope 30cm crown 10m width 100m runout (TR) SZ incline 43deg Size 1.5 Bed surface: smooth Rider travelled on slab a few meters before losing a ski, then coming to rest on the skiers left flank. No injuries but full on humble pie.