I’m going to assume that no one’s heading out this weekend because of avalanches and stuff. There’s a Special Public Avalanche Warning out too, cos we got lots of snow and more on the way. This is all sitting on the terrible stuff we’ve been skiing for the past few months.
We headed out along the 93S this week in search of that powder that came down and we found it, and other things. On a NW alpine bowl feature we found a windslab sandwich of hard and soft snow. One lap was enough to convince us that skiing that was a waste of time so we skinned across the valley and rode S facing slopes of soft bliss. There was the occasional facet hole to contend with but overall it was one of the better days I’ve had this year. I’m not convinced that areas like Vermillion are ready to go yet, perhaps after this storm snow has a chance to build a better base.
Always a good day out here. We didn’t ride this slope because of the massive overhead and evidence of recent naturals on this northern aspect.
I decided not to head into Kananaskis this week because the forecast pretty much eliminated all objectives close to the road.It seems like a bit of a risky weekend to be heading out, the forecasts are suggesting you stay inbounds for a change.