Hanging Lake


Justin Partridge , Sunday 26th February, 2023 7:10PM

The snow above Hanging lake was all-time powder today. North-facing, mellow trees skied really well with 55cm of very light powder sitting on a density change or a thin crust (just probed, but didn't dig). There were many natural slab avalanches on steeper features/rolls on all aspects and we got easy results when stomping on some convex features (see photos).

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, 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. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.