Burnt Knob

South Columbia

michelembourgois , Wednesday 18th March, 2020 8:55PM

Sun was out all day so we picked our way down keeping to northern and eastern facing slopes which were in the shade. Skiing quality was variable from powder in shady areas to crust and wet snow in other areas. There were signs on wind affect during the skin up, from approx 1500 to 1600m, the snow sounded hollow and drum like, I would not have wanted to ski back down that way.

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

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN