Gin peak wind slabs

Sea to Sky

marct , Friday 12th February, 2021 9:10PM

Several long - 3 to 5m - shooting cracks on convex rolls. Roughly NW aspects. 10 to 20cm deep. Unsure of angle but not overly steep. Resting on decomposing fragments - did not look like facets. Also triggered a small wind slab on moderate terrain that had been extensively skied (likely on the weekend) cracking was obvious.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.


Saw moderate wind transport and significant wind affected snow on rainbow mountain .

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN