Glacier National Park
Adam Omassi , Sunday 7th March, 2021 10:55AM
Skinned up grizzly shoulder to the cliff band with the intention of riding puff daddy. When we popped on the right of the iconic cliff band on the skin track we were quickly meet with a fair amount of wind and noticed A Ton of wind slabbing. As things were warming quickly we dropped in roger’s run trees as it was the safer decision. The ridge itself is packed and stacked with wind slabs. Upper section was full of nice pow turns, mid was full of wet and heavy, and in the lower section near the gully we triggered a small size 1 wet/loose. Overall good riding and forgiving snow for a hot day on the shoulder.
Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Heavy, Powder, Wet, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm, Windy. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.