Chief Pascal

South Coast Inland

swskier , Sunday 3rd January, 2021 3:35PM

Seemed like about 35cm of fresh snow in the skintrack this morning. Huge whoomps in the cutblock heading towards the ridge but nothing once we entered the trees. Saw one larger slab that had ripped out the previous day or overnight (see photo) ~60-70cm crown and ~80m wide on a steep slope off the north side of the ridge. Otherwise no evidence of activity. Tree shots both north and east off the ridge skied well. Temps dropped throughout the day with 0 deg at ~800m on the drive out.

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

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN