Spray - KLakes
bcteleski , Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 7:20PM
Another beautiful day to be out. Light breeze from the south. Settled snow still skiable for NE aspect, but warmer temps/solar input are changing conditions quickly for anything not north facing, shaded & protected. Don't get a late start like I did. Stayed away from Skiers right & middle of slope as looked thin and rocky short distance below ridge line. Kept the slope angle skied to about 30 degrees max.
Snow conditions were: Heavy. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Open trees, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.
Two each 3-4 cm crusts within top 18 cm of snowpack. Mostly facets below crust layers & showing 2-3 finger hardness. Weaker/weakest near base of snowpack.