Apruary conditions

South Columbia

mconlan , Monday 4th April, 2022 3:35PM

Surprisingly excellent and wintry powder day in April. We found 30 cm of overnight snow above around 1700 m, which thinned at lower elevations. We saw a few small (size 1) wind slabs out of steep northerly terrain around 2300 m, and suspect the slabs continued to build over the day with strong southerly wind blowing the snow around. On south aspects, minor wind affect was noted in the alpine but just good snow without slab properties at treeline and below. The day varied each hour, switching from bluebird to stormy convective squalls with large graupel.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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