Heather Mountain

jonathan.skinnider

Skied Heather today via N32.2. Hiked to 600m and put skis on there (probably should’ve gone a bit higher). From 750-900 there was an annoying breakable crust, and from 800-950 the road was hard to travel along due to alders and open creeks. Skiing of the summit we enjoyed a very nice line. Snow conditions where a wonderful dust on crust: approx 7cms of fresh snow on a very forgiving crust.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

Layers (top to bottom): 7cms fresh snow 8cms crust (forgiving) 20cms consolidating snow 10cms ice crust 10cms sugary unconsolidated ice balls 15cms consolidated snow Solid, thick ice crust with consolidated snow bellow Results of Column test: On 4’th from the shoulder the top 15cms fractured and one piece was able to be removed from the column. No clear plane on which it fractured, and it did not slide off by itself. Continued wailing produced no results.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN