Joffre Mid 20220108

South Coast Inland

jim , Saturday 8th January, 2022 9:50PM

Visually IDed pockets of suspect wind slab. No natural avalanche activity observed. No reactive pockets found. Small to moderate size cornices on some features, but cornices were easy to simply avoid with route finding. Mild surface cracking on isolated pockets. Exposed Alp was wind hammered, but as soon as terrain or trees provided shelter, ski quality was quite good.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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

Weather

Snowfall was S-1 beginning at 1030h, increasing to S1 near obs time. This was sooner than expected.