devin.wittig , Friday 14th January, 2022 5:00PM
One of the best days of skiing so far this year! Tree line and down had 10cm new snow since Tuesday that seemed to be bonding well to previously deposited snow. In the alpine had a small windcrust sitting on 10-15 cm storm snow sitting on the previously wind affected snow. This layer failed skiing over a few small test convexities. Followed this up with an ect. Was at 1250m and sw facing. Air temp was 1c, t10 was -4 and t20 was -7. Ectm4 failed sudden planar 20cm down over the old wind crust
Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm, Wet. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.