Christmas Miracle Heli skinningšŸŽ„

South Columbia

Demonic Pancake , Saturday 25th December, 2021 6:25AM

The spirit of Christmas is also about getting to the top of an amazing alpine run during the only 20 minutes of the day when the sky is clear and the sun is out.

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

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.

Snowpack

A quick hand shear test in a NE chute revealed about 30cm of fresh snow sitting on a 10cm soft and breakable crust which was filled with facets under :/ We just turned around 5m away and looked at the Lee aspect of the bowl, facing N instead. We did another hand pit and found snow that was bounding pretty well. Density was F on the top and then gradually getting from 4F to 1F from 15cm to 70cm down.