We Went, We Saw, We left

Lizard Range and Flathead

southrockies , Tuesday 12th April, 2022 3:35PM

The return to winter came with cold temperatures and not quite enough new snow to change the conditions to good! There were strong southeast winds moving around what little new snow (5 cm) into isolated pockets of wind slab. These isolated pockets were bonding to the crust for the most part. We tested a number of rollovers and only had minimal cracking at our skis. Wind ward slopes were being blown down to the crust making skiing variable between crust and wind-affected snow. We did see a couple small size 1 - 1.5 avalanches out of a steep lee feature in the alpine.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.