South Coast Inland
nicoleasugden , Friday 28th February, 2020 8:25PM
Snowpack was weirdly inconsistent and highly variable. Heavy, sticky snow (perfect for snowmen) at low elevations was producing beautiful, large pinwheels on steep slopes. Snow became less sticky, but remained heavy as we increased elevation. There was an intermittent crust overlaid by 1-5cm of snow in treed areas at and below treeline. Powder pockets were also present in trees areas. Heavy clouds rolled in and it began snowing large flakes around 3pm, reducing visibility and ending the day.
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Powder. Weather conditions were: Foggy, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.
Variable. Heavy and sticky low Heavy and less sticky at/below treeline In the trees, we encountered a few areas of thin (~1cm) crust under a few cm of snow. We found no crust on open slopes
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN