Wet Feet in Cold Feet

Lizard Range and Flathead

southrockies , Friday 8th April, 2022 4:25PM

We headed up Hartley (Cold Feet) today for a poke around. The Good: We got some exercise. The Bad: Can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear…the skiing was bad. The Ugly: We got stuck in a convective snow/rain shower (snow line was 2000m) and got pretty darn damp! The snow from earlier this week was somewhere between wet and moist depending on aspect and elevation, but an older melt-freeze crust below it has remained intact/supportive limiting the size of avalanche activity. We saw some big rollerball activity out of steeper terrain from the last few days, but with our limited visibility we didn’t spot any new avalanches today.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm, Wet. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was terrible.