Getting sporty

Kootenay Boundary

packhamavalancheconsulting , Wednesday 13th January, 2021 8:20AM

Storm snow on polar aspects seemed relatively stable in the am, in the afternoon with the additional load and a little warming the south became reactive. Ski cut a size 1 on a small convexity only 27 or 28 degrees, 1850 meters. The avy control/gas-ex released multiple 2 to 2.5s while we were up there and the pass was closed.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Warm. We rode: Mellow slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN