North Joffre Horseshoe

South Coast Inland

SkiVM , Sunday 3rd April, 2022 11:30AM

Mostly enjoyable day aside from the navigational challenges associated with navigating in whiteout and heavy winds >2,300 m. On nearly all but N aspects we encountered varying amounts of dust on crust. On lee N slopes wind slab was encountered but seemed unreactive.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Foggy, Stormy, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.

Weather

Light snow in the morning then cleared up for mid-day. Heavy winds in the Alpine >2,000m. Dense clouds/fog and whiteout conditions observed and encountered above 2,300m. Plenty of snow continued to fall in the evening.

Avalanche

Observed a few older wet loose avalanches on steep and exposed rock features. Set multiple size 0.5 sluffs skiing down steep N aspects.