Deep powder at Red Heather

Sea to Sky

andrew.moldovan1991 , Sunday 3rd April, 2022 8:35PM

Very stormy day up at Red Heather. It was snowing around the chain-up area, and the snow really started to stick to the ground halfway to the upper parking lot. Snow pack was good to skin all the way up. Snowing the whole day, with about 5-10cm of fresh snow at the bottom, and up to 40cm at the top of Round Mountain. Pretty dry snow at the top, quite wet halfway down the out track. Didn't observe any slabbing or other instabilities, but essentially stayed away from anything that might have given those indications.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cold, Stormy, Wet. We rode: Mellow slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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


Big storm produced as expected. At Red Heather hut there was about 25cm of fresh snow by 3pm, at the top of Round Mountain it was closer to 40cm. Snowing heavily all day. Light winds for the most part.