Dave and A Half Deep

North Rockies

northrockiesfieldteam , Sunday 9th January, 2022 6:20PM

We got out to Hasler today to have a look at the effects of last nights storm. Things really warmed up in the morning with temperatures hitting a balmy -5! To top it off, the area had received a refresh with 25cm of new snow at waiting for us. Winds from the southwest created a fresh wind slab just below ridge lines that was 20 - 40cm deep and reactive. As we were heading up into the alpine we saw long cracks shooting from our skis. We also noticed an avalanche on a similar slope that had gone sometime during the storm. After popping out a small avalanche on a small, safe test slope we decided to avoid these wind loaded areas and stayed in sheltered areas away from the wind where we found great powder riding! We had a lot of great turns and out fair share of stucks that made for one pleasant day.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.