Sea to Sky, British Columbia

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Cloudburst 4 days ago Observation As expected the snow conditions changed massively at different elevations. Morning in the treeline was soft, and then in the subalpine there was a hard crust that would not have supported a skier. Disease Ridge 4 days ago Observation The fresh snow is poorly bonded on aspects that previously had a hard sun crust. Set off slow-moving wet slab skiing lower Disease on the return home. 1 photos Dry Powder on Disease Ridge 1 week ago Observation Given the terrible vis at mountaintop we stayed below 2300m but above 1900m around Disease Ridge and Decker Tarn. Did a few laps in some amazing dry powder. About 10-15cm of the fresh stuff was sitting on a wet melt-freeze crust. 1 photos Decker & DOA 1 week ago Observation 10-15cm of storm snow on graupel. Snow was not consolidated but was readily sliding on graupel/crust interface. 2 photos Spearhead glacier 1 week ago Observation About 15cm of fresh snow on spearhead glacier. We skied Husume and snow conditions were good. Saw some size 1 wet loose avalanches in various locations. Storm came in the afternoon and it started to snow. Glacier Bowl 1 week ago Observation CTE7 down 22 this was the fresh snow layer ECTP15 down 20cm same result as isolated column test ECTP15 down 40 cm Sudden Planar ECTP25 down 60cm Sudden Planar The layers and test results seen down 40cm and 60cm down and the warm temperatures made us unsure about conditions for the day and we decided… 2 photos

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