Sunshine and powder turns

Lizard Range and Flathead

mattd6178 , Thursday 13th January, 2022 4:55PM

Went for a quick ride up to Martin to get some sun and see if the snow was being affected. South aspects starting to get some mash potatoes, most other aspects hardly seemed to be affected by the sun. Riding quality was much better than expected.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.


Dug pit in area known for windloading on the edge of a cutblock, some trees left. Warm temps and sun starting affect snow a bit but less than expected. 15 degree slope. CTM 3 12cm RP CTM 7 25cm SP CTH 3 45cm SP CTH 9 65cm SP Dec 4 crust 2m down.


Nice and sunny!