Island Knuckleheads

Sea To Sky

AvCan Vancouver Island , Tuesday 9th April, 2024 8:25PM

We spent the day touring around the Vic Cole Hut on Sentinel Ridge near Powell River. It was a late start after taking the ferry and we staged on the Vic Cole Road at ~1100 m. At tree line, we found 30-35 cm of new snow from yesterdays storm. The new snow overlies a supportive crust at treeline and above. As well as wet snow at lower elevations. Across the valley towards the Knuckles, we saw many size 1 wet loose avalanches on solar facing slopes from today’s warming. As well as a notable size 2.5 slab avalanche on the north aspect of little Knuck. Ski conditions were warm and heavy but made for decent spring turns. Big thanks to the Knucklehead Winter Recreation Association for showing us around their backyard and sharing some local knowledge!

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN