Sea to Sky
laura.kroesen , Friday 1st January, 2021 3:30PM
Very active out there today, tree bombs, shooting cracks, naturals and human triggered slabs. We skied mellow terrain. Anything over 30-35 degrees was remotely triggered and sliding on 60 cm slabs. We observed large naturals (3.5) running to valley bottom on the steep south slopes across from us. Above 1400 m the snow was a bit lighter (still dense pow) below that was like bottomless wet concrete.
Snow conditions were: Heavy, Wet, Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Wet, Stormy, Warm, Cloudy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was terrible.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN