NL Field Team
We Checked out the SWG area today, made it to the cabin but too stormy to venture into the tablelands. Conditions in the Japan zone made it a no brainer to stick to the small stuff. storm slab 30-40cm was reactive, easy compression tests and hand shears, cracks, and a natural size 1. Riding was great! FYI we skirted the ponds, ice is slobby and not confidence inspiring.
Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Stormy, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.
Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN