Crusty but not rusty

Northwest Inland

AvCan Northwest , Friday 25th March, 2022 1:40PM

Today we snowmobiled at the Onion and found very similar conditions to what we have been seeing all week; up to 10cm of new snow over the rain crust from March 22nd. At higher elevations the crust is supportive to skis and sleds and isn’t bad skiing/riding conditions. We saw a few new size 1.5 avalanches from steep, alpine terrain below cornices. We had no significant results when digging at 1650m on a N aspect. We took the opportunity to do some transceiver rescue practice!

Snow conditions were: Crusty. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.