Bijoux glades

North Rockies

Shawn Nydegger , Sunday 23rd February, 2020 10:00PM

Skied glades on a south west aspect. Sunny and warm. Ski conditions were breakable crust. Observed snow pack was stacked: Solar crust, 60cm consolidated powder, 5cm old surface hoar and then below that a lot of facets. Consolidated powder seemed to be bridging our weight well above the old hoar. No active instabilities during our day. Lots of snow falling out of the trees but no pinwheeling. Very warm in the sun. Powder in the shade. Snow blowing off alpine peaks.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wet, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Warm, Sunny. We rode: Sunny slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was ok.

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

Location

55.27824163 -122.71546680

Bijoux glades

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN