Started off about -18 at 9am in the parking lot and things quickly warmed up as the sun rose. A definite sum crust was forming on solar aspects and just above tree line the wind effect was noticeable.
Snow conditions were: Crusty. Weather conditions were: Warm, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN