Lovat Scout

Jasper National Park

nicwinter , Sunday 3rd April, 2022 3:45PM

1700m -5°c at 9:30am with overcast skies and lightly snowing. Temperature crust on the approach in the dense trees but supportive. 2000m and above in sheltered trees, 5-10cm of recent snow on top of a weak 2cm crust, on top of 5cm of facets on top of another very hard & supportive crust. At 2200m winds were light from the SW with Mod gusts. By 2pm it was +4°c at 1700m as the flurries stopped and the sun made an appearance. You'll be a winner if you go looking for some sheltered, north facing aspects! No natural avalanche activity observed.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm, Windy. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Snowpack

Dug a pit at 2270m on an open, slightly wind affected N aspect. HS 220-250cm. CTM17 RP & ECTN17 down 15cm.