Cold snow in april

South Columbia

jeenamichelle , Friday 1st April, 2022 4:45PM

5-15cm HST overlies melt freeze crust. Dry snow HST. Crust is supportive in places and breakable in others. Crust is present up to ridge top 2300m. Moist snow below crust.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalanche

Sc size 1 just below ridge top on wind loaded convexity. New storm snow (10-20cm deep). Failed above crust. Ran 100m. 10m wide crown.