Coal Creek riding

Lizard Range and Flathead

southrockies , Saturday 6th February, 2021 4:05PM

We spent the day in the Coal Creek area where the morning started pretty mild with temperatures around -5 and light SW winds. In sheltered areas we found 30 cm of soft snow that has started to settle and consolidate over the Jan 24 surface hoar/facet layer that has been reactive recently. We found this layer in this area down 30 cm on a west facing slope at 1900 m elevation and had only resistant test results on it. The winds picked up and switched direction to the NE around 1:00 and the temperatures dropped and snow was on the move.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Stormy, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN