Skiing the Womb

South Columbia

Kristen Meilicke , Friday 5th March, 2021 8:50AM

Great skiing had on the upper two pitches of The Womb. We were concerned about the solar input on the S-SE overhead hazard but with cool winds and a thin layer of cloud covering the sun felt confident in riding this line. About half way down riding became challenging when powder turned into 12-24hr old loose wet shmoo from the previous day.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalanche

Numerous sz1 loose wet avalanches observed from previous day, coming down from the N/NW-E/SE sides of the drainage.