David’s Peak - McMurdo Cabin


bergenshaun , Saturday 9th April, 2022 12:30PM

Conditions changed quickly as the day warmed up, we made our exit.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.


Very warm temperatures on April 6&7. All faces below 2200m were loaded with water wet surface snow and more so on sun exposed aspects. Sun exposed aspects saw rollers forming and building to the size of a car tire before crumbling. Was near freezing and snowing as we left McMurdo cabin morning of April 8. Around the cabin there was a hard crust a couple cm thick.