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Jereomy Pelletier , Monday 2nd March, 2020 2:05PM

Lots of wind coming from sw through to nw up to 90kph reported.

Snow conditions were: Crusty. Weather conditions were: Windy. We rode: Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Weather

Lots of snow moving with the current wind. Boot pack tracks on ridge top were covered within a matter of minutes.

Avalanche

A slope that had been ski cut by the first member of the party triggered when the second member made first turn onto slope. The slope triggered ~50cm above skier and propagated 10m from where they had made their initial turn. Skier was able to quickly ski to point of safety. Slab released in the immediate lee directly below ridge top. Slab resistance was 1f to 4f-.

Location

51.28360366 -117.09868374

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Source: Avalanche Canada MIN