Steep Creek

South Coast Inland

rose.e.langford , Friday 7th January, 2022 5:55PM

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

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

Weather

At treeline and above, winds were strong with extreme gusts. We could see snow being blown off ridge tops from the highway. When we arrived in the morning, cars that had been there overnight only had about 10cm of new snow on them. Very light snow started at around 15:00.

Avalanche

Last bit of slide coming over the cliff shown in photo #2. Not close enough to make out a distinct, continuous crown. Old debris in the bowl above Darkside Lake coming off the East-facing and Northeast-facing slopes (assumed to be natural, no signs of tracks).