Cayoosh - Ottoman Run

South Coast Inland

whitejr , Thursday 19th November, 2020 7:00PM

Conditions definitely improved from the last storm cycle (compared to reports on the 15th!). Cut blocks now passable with a bit of navigation. Great turns in the open areas with near champagne snow (still need to be mindful of the occasional shallow rock) Access (and exit) via the lower road recommended as Alder still very thick on the upper road (see pic!)

Snow conditions were: Powder. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.

Snowpack

Slope angle - 31 Crust observed down 40cm (5cm thk) Basal facets from 85 down to ground - test profile was over rocks however

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN