Tryst Lake

Chris Marks

Skied the Tryst Lake chutes area. Snow quality was amazing with 20-30cm ski pen and minimal wind effect. Pockets of wind slab were present in the top 10cm of snow in isolated areas. Did not produce significant results in hand shears. As noted, we caused a skier accidental sz 1 avalanche in steep treed terrain. No other avalanches were observed. Temp was -30 at 8:45am, and -4 at 3pm. Winds were nil all day. No new snow and clear sunny skies with significant solar input all day.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Convex slopes, Steep slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Sunny slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.


Sz 1 skier triggered sluff caused when dropping into the open treed area of tryst lake chutes near lookers right of the 2nd main chute. Appeared to be fresh wsl within the top 10cm of snow. Did not propitiate or crack significantly, but did run 50m while entraining additional surface snow. No skier involvement. Skier was able to stop at an island of safety and let the sluff pass.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN