Cornice Dodging


northrockiesfieldteam , Tuesday 6th April, 2021 6:55AM

A sunny spring ski day up the Dore! We knew the sunny south and west facing slopes would be sketchy today so we chose a north facing slopes where there was great powder and lower hazard. We saw lots of avalanches today (see photos and comments). The main problems were loose wet avalanches that were triggered by direct sun and cornice failures, also triggered by the warming.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.