Tutshi Lake/Powder Valley


cabs2 , Thursday 18th March, 2021 9:25PM

Skied in avalanche paths which had 30cm fresh wind packed snow on a hard surface but snow was bonding well, no obvious signs of instability where we were...... good fun. Many of the avalanche paths in the area had recently released (within 24 hours) but not from the top of the slide path but about halfway down, only one release could be confirmed to be a slab release. Some were pretty big slides, size 2.5 or so. Very windy from the south, lots of snow transport happening.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.