Hasler AST2 day 3

North Rockies

ryanshelly07 , Friday 21st February, 2020 7:35PM

Day 3 AST2 Hasler Leeward terrain below cornices on supported terrain (sunshine bowl) had size 1 releases. Major sluffs below cornices on Aluminum bowl on unsupported terrain (cliffs). Super deep- awesome riding below treeline Dug a pit at treeline on east facing slope protected from wind. CTVE down 15cm on windslab CTM12 down 27cm on secondary windslab CTM20 down 50 on Surface Hoar We used micro terrain features not isolate and trigger wind slabs and were able to create small fractures and cracks down 20-30cm on the HST/windslab Suspect that conditions for windslabs will worsen overnight much like the avalanche hazard is listed online at Avalanche.ca

Snow conditions were: Hard, Deep powder, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Windy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Location

55.38122677 -122.28450878

Hasler AST2 day 3

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN