Sea to Sky

hurleyldave , Saturday 13th February, 2021 6:15PM

Skied lines between 1700 and 1400 on east and west aspects. Set a skin track up a west ridge with north exposure. Significant scour on northern aspects and loading on southern aspects. Had multiple whumps and shooting cracks on mellow terrain were wind affect existed, including in trees. No sign of natural activity. Snow in trees and sheltered areas on west slopes is phenomenal. Note, not an avy forecaster but given the signs of instability at and below treelike we treated the day as considerable not moderate.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Stormy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN