Crowsnest AST1

South Rockies

Terrain , Sunday 9th January, 2022 7:15PM

Window Bowl - moderate SW winds with strong gusts most of the day. Evidence of a recent avalanche cycle estimate 24 hours old. Numerous size 2 on various aspects. 1)Deep slab avalanche on the Dec 4 crust/facet layer in the fans below the head wall. 2) Another size 2 on East aspect down to the Dec 4 layer that was likely only the most recent snow as this slope has been blown down to the crust by repeat wind events. 3) wind slab size 2 northeast facing slope below the head wall, wide propagation along the fans below head wall The Dec 4 crust is down 120cm in this area.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Warm, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.