Lindemans Knob


Yukon Field Team , Thursday 7th March, 2024 4:20PM

Today we rode the sleds down Lindeman Lake to see if we could find any decent skiing on the north-west side of White Pass. We first tried to skin up the southeast-facing slope above Lindeman Lake. Below the 10 cm of fresh snow, there was a recent temperature crust that was making for difficult skinning conditions on anything steep. We dug a snow pit here and noticed a very different snowpack structure compared to anywhere else we have seen in White Pass recently. There were 4 crusts in the top 100 cm of the snowpack bridged together by old windslab. We are not currently worried about these layers but once things start to get warm in White Pass they will become reactive. We then decided to walk up the ridge south of Lindemans Lake and ski one of the short north-facing shots. Ski quality was good on north-facing slopes. Recent low-density snow has begun to refresh the ski quality in white pass you just have to look for it!

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN