Crouchers ridge

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