Baldy Blower

Kootenay Boundary

dillon.duley , Saturday 9th January, 2021 3:25PM

Did 2 laps before lunch on West slopes of Baldy Rocks. Snow quality on N and W slopes was good. Dug a hasty pit (~100cm deep) before dropping in from 2140m on W aspect. Probing in area varied from 115cm-180cm. 2 quick hand shears had moderate resistant results on layers ~20cm down and another ~80cm down that appeared to be the MFcrust. Some obviously wind affected areas higher up, but pillows were not reactive when jumped on. A sun crust was evident on solar aspects. Formation of SH was apparent In the area. To keep an eye on once the next storm cycle rolls through.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Foggy, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Weather

Weather obs taken at 11:24. Located at 2140m on W aspect. Light snowfall (>1cm/hr) observed. Some graupel observed earlier in day. Light winds blowing W/SW at time Heavy overcast with clouds moving down throughout day. Cloud level below 2140 by time of obs

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN