Cold but DEEP

South Rockies

southrockies , Tuesday 4th January, 2022 4:55PM

Bundled up at -20 and headed out to Mear lake where we saw numerous natural storm slab avalanches from alpine NE-SE facing slopes. Mainly size 1 with 2x size 2. We think they happened within the last 12 -24 hours. With obvious evidence that the new snow was not safe we stuck to mellow slopes well away from overhead hazards and had amazing riding. Over the handlebars good!

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep 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.