Vantage Ridge

South Coast Inland

happyhicker , Saturday 15th February, 2020 6:30PM

Skied Steep (35 to 45 degrees) unsupported and spaced trees near ridge top on North and West aspects at TL and Below. Fast sluffing in 40 degrees and steeper sheltered Polar aspects. Good Fist (Blower) top 10-25cm over old surfaces. Skiing conditions BTL on solar or below 1500m marginal with Tree Bombs and MFcr 10cm below SFC.

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

Weather

1230, 1200m, Parking, 0, BRK, LSW, S-1, 1530, 2000m, Vantage ridge, -3.2, BRK, S-1, LW, Snow Transport Nil, HN 10-25 over Old WSL, PS 10-20, SFC PPsd 2-4

Avalanche

2, Sc, sz 1, WSL, dwn 15-25 (wind loaded HN24 - 9cm) on DF/SH 2-4mm, N aspect, 35-40 degrees, 1900m in lee fetures near ridgetop. Sev, Sc/Sa, Sz 1 DL, on Steep polar 35+ degrees.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN