We Skied the North

Kootenay Boundary

NattyNomad , Saturday 6th March, 2021 5:55PM

Rode some north aspects south of Bridal Lake. Some wind transported snow at the top of Lightning Strike Ridge on the WNW aspect which made getting to the top very challenging. Snow is heavy but good on the northern aspects.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm. We rode: Dense trees, Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

West faces had significant pinwheels and thick crust from 1800-2000m. East and northeast aspects still had heavy powder with no crust. Some crust on the west ish face of Baldy but still fun skiing.

Weather

Few flurries punctuated by sunny periods throughout the day.