Canoe stew

andru.mccracken

The wind has been getting into the burn on Canoe, lots of new snow but slabby. We were basically riding 10cm of yesterday's snow most of the way down. It had a granular quality to it. Still great skiing, but wish we would have been moving 30cm of pow from the last two storms.

We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Snowpack

Chose a very steep section to dig a pit anticipating the worst. Was surprised that the failed interface at 30cm wasn't 'oiled.' It took some prying with the shovel to make it move.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN