Just Pleasant


northrockiesfieldteam , Friday 15th April, 2022 4:00PM

Got out for a very pleasant ski at Belle today. We took advantage of the low avalanche hazard and skied a more committing and complex alpine face. We minimized our hazard by sticking to a narrow ridge and boot packing in spots on the way up but on the way down were exposed to big avalanche terrain and some looming overhead cornices. We minimized this exposure by skiing one at a time and regrouping in safe spots. There were still some nice powder turns to be found on north and east faces at upper elevations!

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