Nice Turns


northrockiesfieldteam , Thursday 23rd March, 2023 5:50PM

A lower hazard spring day had us keen for some bigger ski lines although we were mindful not to get lulled into complacency. We were on the look out for recent avalanche activity as we traveled up the Dore. (No new avalanches). While hiking up we continuously assessed the snowpack and weather for anything unexpected. While we did see some snow transport, the windslabs were to thin and soft to be a concern. We avoided areas where the snow goes from thick to thin, due to the deep persistant problem. We used good travel practices and spaced out. On top we had a group discussion and then skied one at a time. We found good soft turns on a 30 degree, north facing, alpine slope.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.