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southrockies , Monday 1st March, 2021 8:27PM

Wind was increasing the avalanche hazard today in the Crowsnest Pass. On our approach we could see strong south west wind was causing blowing snow to load lee features in alpine bowls and we could see some recent natural activity. This verified that our trip plan to stay out of wind loaded terrain with sleds and skis today was a good one. When we arrived at our transition spot we saw there had also been a sled triggered avalanche this morning in a fan feature under a steep headwall.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.


Fan feature below alpine headwall that was getting loaded all day. Tracks in and tracks out. Appears to have happened this morning. No other details.