March Pow - Touchy Storm Slabs

Kootenay Boundary

seankcam , Monday 22nd March, 2021 5:50PM

Winter isn't over yet! Touchy storm slabs out there. Top 10-20cm reactive storm/wind slab, sliding on mid-storm interface or Mar 19 melt-freeze.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Foggy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Incident

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Avalanche

Photos from GoPro. We knew it would sluff storm snow but surprised to get knocked off feet & have propagation. Stopped without getting carried as it was light storm pow. 10-25cm deep, wind deposit on mid-storm interface. Tiny slice of humble pie.