Helm Creek and glacier
Sea to Sky
Elliott Ks , Sunday 1st December, 2019 8:35AM
We for a walk around Helm Creek and Glacier Nov30/19. HS ~20 cm at Helm campground, and although very shallow, snow is stiff enough to support fast and easy travel over barely covered heather. Minor surface hoar observed in meadows around campground. At Helm Gl, HS ~30-40 cm on top of glacial ice. Everything in the alpine is windslab and sastrugi, mostly supportive, again making for fast travel. A great day for touring for views and distance, but not for downhill-oriented skiing. Low-angle travel made for a fun day out where the objective was the views rather than the turns.
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. Riding quality was terrible.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN