Gorge N/E

North Columbia

tannerrobinson19 , Tuesday 4th January, 2022 3:35PM

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Snowpack

We dug our pit down to the RC from earlier this season. It was 2-3cm thick. Pack tests could trigger the persistent slab layer, but had a break down 10cm PTL9 and PTM16. Snow pack is consolidating well to the RC, but it will be a problem in the spring. TL snow was crust and wind affected, but turned soft and deep power passing back into the BTL on mellower slopes. Max grade of the day was 35 degrees

Weather

Warm day, maybe -3. Light snowing throughout the day, maybe a 30min break. 1-2cm/hr.