Tent Ridge

sprockter

Cold (-19C). S-1 and winds L, NW with broken skies throughout the day. HS 35 at the car (1900m), HS 50 @ 2100m, HS 65 @ 2240m, and HS 100 @ 2360m. Multiple layers of buried windslab were found in exposed TL and ALP features, producing easy, sudden results in CT and hand shears. See snowpack summary for details. No other signs of instability. No new avalanches observed.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Snowpack

In the snow profile, there were two, 2cm thick, K layers (windsl) buried in the snowpack (more found in ALP). One down 12, the other down 20. There is a 4F+ facet layer below the upper buried windslab which produced easy, planar results both in the snow profile and in hand shears. See result below: CTE 2,3 (SP) down 14 on FC 1mm (2/2)

Weather

Cold (-19.5C) with light snowfall and broken cloud cover throughout the day.

Location

50.82190000 -115.36223000

Tent Ridge

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN