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southrockies , Tuesday 18th February, 2020 5:55PM

We spent the day in the Crowsnest Pass. There was evidence of recent wind activity, we found multiple layers from various wind events. As we neared the ridge we tested a small wind lip that provided us some information with shooting cracks that stepped down to a deeper wind slab. There was no natural activity in the area, but we a few test results in the hard range down 25cm on an older wind slab layer with one being a sudden result. We skied a lovely low angle slope where there was no wind effect and had very enjoyable turns. Thanks to the Wolverine who wisely showed us the route to the pass.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.


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