Apex Backcountry

Johnny Smoke

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Dense trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.


Moderate to strong south winds reverse loading slopes in the am changed to light westerly at 2pm.


Went to look in to steep chutes adjacent to the ski area with the intention of triggering the storm snow. Only 1 of 5 start zones had a result. Sz 2 25m wide, 20 cm down, 200m long. Did not step out in to more aggressive terrain with the current conditions.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN