Forget chains - bring a snorkel!

R Newcombe

Broke trail through very deep snow from Helen Mackenzie to Elma. Ski penetration ~45cm Boot penetration to the hip! No signs of avalanche activity and no sluffing on the steeper slopes we skied (didn’t ski anything above 40degrees)

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Convex slopes, Dense trees, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

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


Flurries on and off throughout the day amounting to 2cm. Freezing mist also at times but it didn’t seem to impact the snowpack in any noticeable way.