Little Simpson’s

Northwest Inland

Michael Nelligan , Sunday 7th February, 2021 8:05PM

Observed evidence of size 1.5 slab avalanche in East facing basin (see photo). Upper slope. Suspected wind slab. Likely occurred in past couple of days. Also multiple fresh loose snow avalanches from point sources throughout the basin, some with sizeable debris piles. Consistent westerly wind observed moving lots of snow around off the ridge tops.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Windy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Snowpack

Quick test results. ECTX and CTN. 17 cm of fresh on top of quite consolidated pack. Visible layers at 40 cm down and 75 cm (presumably Dec crust). Non-reactive to tests.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN