Core Lodge area

North Rockies

ksharman , Wednesday 13th January, 2021 8:55AM

Quick pit in NW facing glade at 1600 m elevation. Hs 120 cm, variable. Density change at 35 cm down, couldn't see any surface hoar. Dirty layer with spruce needles at 75 down, probably the Dec 7 layer. No reactive layers in compression testing, but got a planar failure at 55 down by levering hard with shovel at back of column. No surface hoar or facets visible on this layer either. So it's a pretty well bonded snowpack where we dug. 5-10 cm new powder in trees on top of windcrust. Wind affected in the open and the alpine.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN