Allan Creek Big Sail


Frozen Pirate , Saturday 27th March, 2021 5:05PM

Big day. Recent storms dropped 40-55cms of new storm snow on top of a few melt freeze crusts. New snow seems to be bonding quite well on alp and treeline elevations and we felt ok to push some terrain after careful assessment. The wind was the major player today with sustained mod/strong south west winds in the alpine causing heavy transport to lee features. With new load tonight and continued winds, I have concern over the melt freeze crust currently down 5cm that is quite poppy and reactive now. New load and a stiffer slab above will make me affraid of this little sucker. Ride safe.

Snow conditions were: Hard, Heavy, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Foggy, Stormy, Warm, Wet, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Dense trees, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

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