South Coast Inland
sixstringdefehr , Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 8:45AM
a good 30 or so cms if storm total since Friday jan 29. Breaking above the tree line, wind effect becomes evident and the ridge winds were quite blustery with on and off periods of snow all day. Top 30 - 40cms is VERY reactive. A hasty pit fractured at 40cms at the moment i put my hand behind the block, without needing to pull. Me and my buddy completed 3 compression tests, all 3 fractured between 25-30cms, the first fractured on just 3 wrist taps. These were done on wind effected south/southwest slopes. We were the only ones up on this day, besides one fellow who stayed overnight Sunday to Monday. We did not see any avalanche or signs of recent avalanches. Down low in the trees lots of sluffing off the trees on the way back as the temp there warmed up to probably plus 1 or 2. We did see a couple down tracks on Burnt Knoll likely from the weekend that did not appear to realese any slides.
Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN