Sky Pilot / Ledge Mtn

Sea to Sky

m_rannala , Tuesday 21st December, 2021 4:55PM

Skied ledge couloirs as a heavy inversion moved in. Recent storm slab aprox 40 cm gave a stubborn planar result in hasty pits but no major instabilities were noted while riding. Experienced onset of freezing rain and temperature rise to aprox 0 degrees up to at least 1800 m by 16:00. Anticipate that freezing rain crust may be problematic if temperature drops rapidly with new snowfall.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Deep powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.