Winter isn’t over yet!
Sea to Sky
fisalelstone , Sunday 28th March, 2021 4:25PM
Phenomenal skiing between 1500 and 1250m in old growth trees; deep un consolidated powder. Storm totals about 40cm, snowed all day, temps around -5c at 1500m, winds gusting hard in open areas and above 1500m. Skiied one short run from 1600m down but wind slabs and reactive storm slabs were evident so we backed off and headed back to the trees. Snow was un consolidated but starting to slab later in the day in open areas. Go get it, it’s D33p out there, Monday should be good!
Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Convex slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was amazing.
Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Saw some evidence of a natural size 1 storm slab on a convexity, skiier cautiously approached and weighted convexity, 40cm slab released on faceted hard snow: 5m propagation, 20m run out, size 1.5. Only sign of instability all day.