Elk Mountain

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Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Foggy, Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was amazing.

Snowpack

2 storm slabs sitting on old settled storm snow. First layer is 5cm down, second is 25cm down. 5cm layer releases easily and creates a large amount of manageable sluf. 25cm layer is resistant to release, but does realise with a sudden pop. In isolated terrain this could release and create a size 1-2 avalanche.

Weather

Overcast and cloudy all day, with light precip falling in the afternoon in the form of snow.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN