Prayer Flags slab

Northwest Coastal

travisluvsbikes , Thursday 7th April, 2022 6:50PM

Shames was stormy all day. Soft snow rt to lodge. 40 to 50 cm's over night at top tee. Very light wind today. Up to 1 cm/hr or more through out the day. Prayer flags ski cut produced rapid soft slab results. See pic in Avi report section. So pushed over to trees lt of Mary's run. Fluff snow rt to valley bottom. Lg rumbles from Valley of Doom as day went on. Temp rise had surface snow getting a bit moist. Classic Shames deep powder day with every piece of your person wet by days end. Still able to cut down to crusty layer on Hangover on last run out with sharp turns up top.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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

Avalanche

Skier cut just below ridge and soft slab released along entire cut and zipped back 10 m's from start point. Ran through trees and continued down slope for up to 75m's.