Buff Pass: SPC Backcountry Ski Tour

Date

01/08/2021

Location

Day #

23

Ski Partners

Britni + Guest Anna from Poland

Route

Weather

HSN24

0"

HSN48

0"

Precip

Nil

Sky

Clear

Winds

Calm

Temps

20's

Ski Pen

20cm

Foot Pen

100cm

Avalanche Forecast

Rating

2,2,2

Hazard

Persistent Slab on NW-SE possible. Small to large.

Steep wind-drifted slopes at higher elevations or open slopes below treeline are the most likely places to trigger an avalanche. You can trigger an avalanche that fails just below the new snow or to the ground on buried weak layers. With a continuous slab of snow connecting across terrain features, it may also be possible to trigger a slide from a distance away. These remotely triggered avalanches are scary and difficult to manage.

Riding Quality

Good skiing on approx. 1 meter supportable snowpack. Surface snow on solar aspects warming up.

Photos

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