Touchy snow pack

North Columbia

tanner.ross90 , Friday 14th January, 2022 4:35PM

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Snowpack

Completed 2 compression tests On the first test snowpack failed on the first light tap 45 cms down on a very prominent facet layer. We repeated the results with it failing on the third light tap on the same facet layer. With other facet layers buried deeper in the snowpack I would be worried about the top layer stepping down and causing a large dense slab avalanche.