Natural wind slabs in Crowsnest Pass

South Rockies

l_goomba , Sunday 14th February, 2021 9:00AM

A cold day of skiing in Crowsnest Pass. We observed natural slab avalanche activity as well as several small loose dry avalanches to size 1 in recent storm snow. Loose dry observed in steep rocky south facing terrain.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.

Weather

We did not see the sun for much of the day while skiing in dense forest. This kept it feeling quite cold.

Avalanche

Numerous size 1 natural wind slabs observed in an alpine basin in Crowsnest Pass. Most results observed in very steep unskiable terrain. Debris deposited onto fan, did not trigger any deeper layers.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN