Prayer Flags run

Northwest Coastal

julian.krick , Monday 28th December, 2020 8:05PM

Rode a valley bottom and prayer flags today. Hoar frost on surface on all aspects we rode, ie NW, and at treeline and in trees. Also, crust just underneath hoar frost layer. Maybe 0.5 to 1.5 cm thick. Temps on sun +2 and -2 in shade. Riding was good where untracked. Did quick column test at top of Prayer flags on N aspect on 31 deg slope. Total Snow depth was 270 cm. Column was 60 cm from surface. No results. Except for thin crust up top, snow got dense with depth.

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

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN