South Columbia

Jye Beach , Saturday 6th February, 2021 8:50PM

Skied 2 amazing runs from TL on Nth facing slopes. No instabilities observed today after cautiously stepping out, ended up skiing some more aggressive terrain and features. Snowing S1 to S3 by late afternoon. 1 avalanche within 48h observed. Storm slab size 1.5 with another group reporting similar further around the ridge.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Convex slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday.


Test profile @ 1812m, NNE, top of a rolling ridge at TL. Open canopy. 27° Hs 278 Hst snow F down 42cm to a very thin layer of spotty sh up to 2mm 42-95cm 4F to decomposing MFcr 95-130> 1F ECTX, 2x CTN Surprising results, didn't investigate too much more.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN