Baldy

Kootenay Boundary

Backcountry Learning , Sunday 19th December, 2021 7:25PM

Skiing was quite good but widespread wind affect made for grabby skiing. Some shooting cracks in exposed areas and snow was generally better in the BTL, but low coverage meant sharky skiing down low.

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

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

Snowpack

Treeline glad away from trees. 28 degree slope. ETCP 1 down 10 in 4F+ wind affected storm snow (repeatable). CTM 11 RP down 40 on SH (3mm) (repeatable). Dec 4th MFcr down 50. Pencil+ and 7cm thick. Facets above and below, but crust is bridging and did not produce results unless isolated. When isolated, crust produced ECTP 8 below the crust on FC (size 1-2).