Nipple deep

R Newcombe

Skied the old runs on forbidden and played it safe due to tons of new snow and high avalanche forecast. Ski penetration ~40cm. Food penetration to the hip! Steeper slopes sluffed when skied but no natural avalanches observed. Road was plowed late afternoon.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.


Sun did not make any noteworthy appearance. Cloudy most of the day with gusty winds all afternoon. Approx 5cm fell during the day on top of the recent 70cm ish from the weekend’s storm.