Mountain Addicts AST 2

Lizard Range and Flathead

info , Saturday 3rd April, 2021 3:50PM

Today we went to the notch below Mammoth on Mongolia Ridge. Our max elevation was 1820m. We were looking dry snow. We found dry snow on steep north facing slopes around 1800m. At 3pm the temperature was 9 degrees at 1670m and the snow surface was very wet on the flats and south-east to west aspects.There were fresh chunks of cornice about the size of lawn chairs that had fallen off steep slopes today and broke up.

Snow conditions were: Heavy, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. We rode: Open trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

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