Hero's Knob Natural Size 3


Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.


Heard a big avalanche come down skinning towards the Hero's Knob back bowl area. When we exited the trees saw that a size 3-avalanche had slid. The crown looked around 2m tall and maybe 50m wide. There was some debris above so our guess was something fell on it and triggered a weak layer. Debris field was very large, ~100m wide and ran for ~500m. Looked like there were some other crowns in the same bowl, probably 1-2 days old from the same storm slab

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN