Ozalenka Sunburn

Cariboos

mhalik , Wednesday 17th March, 2021 6:55PM

Three days spent up at the Ozalenka cabin, sunny and warm for each one. We saw one quite large avalanche we suspected was a couple of days old and possibly triggered by a cornice fall on a north facing alpine slope. Suspect the weak layer it failed on was the mid February facets. We also saw several solar/warming triggered avalanches up to size 2 on south facing slopes and a few recent cornice failures. Sunny slopes had wet surface snow, but shady north facing slopes still offered a few cm's of powder and fun skiing so we stuck to those.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Warm. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.