Sande

North Rockies

lesexw , Saturday 27th March, 2021 7:05PM

Group of 2 pushed our way into the Sande Evonoff provincial park. Raining in valley bottom and ran into 40cm+ new snow at the end of the kittil fsr The avalanche paths on the way in had signs of very large previous avalanches from this season. We did run into one fresh avalanche on north facing slope. We did probe 40cm before light crust layer and 70cm to hard crust layer. Snow depth was over max on probe.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm, Wet, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.