Highmark Season

North Rockies

northrockiesfieldteam , Tuesday 20th April, 2021 6:05PM

Knowing your orientation to the sun is everything on days like today. While south and west faces quickly grew unstable in the afternoon sun, northerly faces were great for highmarking! We avoided putting in highmarks underneath cornices but otherwise felt confident riding in steep complex terrain with the current snowpack conditions on north aspects this afternoon. We saw no new avalanches but several ones from the last few days triggered by the week-long warm spell.

Snow conditions were: Hard, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes. We avoided: Open trees. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.