Whitepass - Big Y Area

Yukon

devin.wittig , Monday 3rd May, 2021 2:30PM

Map not working to put in location Temperature at start (8am) was -4 11am temp was 2 degree Dug 2 south facing pits on 28-34 degree aspects (similar to objective) and saw complete planar failures at CTE3 and ECTE2. Thus did a mellow valley ski

Snow conditions were: Crusty. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was terrible.

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

Snowpack

dug both pits to 1.4m Both sw aspects Pit 1 faceted layer from 14 to 29cm (2-4cm) and another at 49-54cm4\ CTE3 at 19 down Pit 2 ECTE4 at 14 down

Weather

Rapid temperature rise from -6 at 8am to 0.2 at 11am