Cypress backcountry

Pie Boy

Great skiing until it warmed up around 1pm, and it was back to the usual coastal cement/mashed potatoes.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Wet, Deep powder, Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Sunny slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.


cohesive storm slab forming once the temperatures warmed to 0c and sliding easily with skier weight on convex features.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN