Behind the Burnt Knob

South Columbia

jfloyer , Friday 8th January, 2021 5:15PM

Behind the Burnt Knob today looking for evidence of surface hoar buried on Dec 25. At our test site @1710m in a N asp glade we didn’t find surface hoar. Snowpack test results gave a hard, resistant result on a layer down 50cm. We could find the deeper weak layers from early December down 150cm, but they were not concerning at our location. We felt we could cautiously enter small, steeper lines, which we did and got no results ski cutting.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN