Grizzly lodge afternoon ride

North Columbia

ythistwo , Sunday 14th February, 2021 5:45PM

Signs of older slab slides on the forestry road but nothing visible above tree line. Snow is very wind hardened and crusty and looks like it there may be a new problem surface layer in some spot when new snow comes. I observed a frozen surface crust layer of about 3 - 5 mm that would break into pizza sized slices if you tried to left it from underneath.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN