Minty views, marginal skiing

South Rockies

southrockies , Thursday 31st March, 2022 3:40PM

Notice there are no photos of actual riding today!? It wasn’t full on “survival skiing”, but it wasn’t good either…let’s call it “edgeable”. We took advantage of the low avalanche hazard to get into the alpine in the Crowsnest Pass today. We were hoping with a few sunny breaks the south east facing run we chose would soften, but no such luck. It was -3.5 in the alpine, with broken skies and light northwest wind. The snow surface was still FIRM on our decent around 2:30 pm. The views were minty, even if the skiing was marginal.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was terrible.