Couloirs and Surface Hoar


jamesminifie , Tuesday 16th February, 2021 5:55PM

We headed to the now well-travelled Paddy Peak area in search of steep skiing and killer views. We found both. Of note was widespread SH development to size 10mm up to lower alpine elevations. This could be interesting if buried this week. We skied big terrain today with confidence and observed no signs of instability. Old wind slab was unreactive. There is now up to 15cm of unconsolidated facets on the surface this could also become a layer of concern when buried.

Snow conditions were: Hard, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN