Tuesday on Mt Stephanie
Weather station maintenance trip. Very cold and sunny with a few clouds. Snow was fairly stable with some blower interior powder. No bad signs while skinning, at lower elevations crust at 15cm is more noticeable. Some solar affect on south and sw slopes which is developing a firm layer occaisionally resistant to skis. Minimal wind transport
Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.
220 to 280 depth CTE 10 at 15cm on the last snowfall CTM 6 at 35cm CTH 9 at 90cm on the persistent week layer from 2 weeks ago
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN