Phalanx/North Ridge

Sea to Sky

metcalfjai , Wednesday 24th March, 2021 8:05AM

First run was into spearhead glacier North facing. Snow was good, not super deep but shelted and cold/light until you got into the more sun exposed areas at the bottom. Hiked up stairmaster which was in pretty good condition but slope was very sun effected and hard. Next run was Foon Alley(N) , top 70-100m was very icy and hard to hold an edge. Half way down the chute the snow was awesome and continued to get good turns till we got to flat. Hiked back up the ridge tawards poop chutes but made our way North to North Ridge. Everything at the top and also going into the bowl was very Sun/wind effected snow only became good one we got to treeline past the first flat zone coming down North Ridge. Traversed around to the last poop chute (w), snow was very sun effected but had some good turns through the trees in between the chutes where it was a little more protected.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold, Sunny, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Snowpack

Didn't do any pit test but snow on all aspects felt very stable besides some small loose avalanches on sunny slopes that had been snowed on in last week.