Wee bit of recent WIND

Kootenay Pass

mattatwhistler , Friday 24th February, 2023 6:30PM

Endless evidence of recent strong WIND. Styrofoam like snow, wind affected, sastrugi, lots with tree moss (mosstrugi?!), even in semi-dense trees, healthy cornices, etc. I believe the scientific term is wind fuct? At least there were great views as far as the eye could see.

Snow conditions were: Hard, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.