The Burn

Kootenay Boundary

KieranNikula , Friday 8th January, 2021 8:05PM

Skied the Burn - heading to our destination there were strong east winds blowing over ridge top, down into 5 Mile Creek. Noticeable wind affect in open treeline and alpine features. We experienced a wind slab that moved on a mellow slope (27 degrees) as shown in the photos that was skier triggered. We stuck to the trees for line choices. Noticeable surface hoar in protected areas and solar effect on south aspect. Good/okay skiing and riding overall except in wind affected areas. NW aspect @ 2000m ECTP M12 down 5cm ECTN M14 down 23cm

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN