10-December-2015: La Niña Ride Report

Since the last report we have been consistently spanked with pacific frontal systems and a dance party of freezing levels. Every morning I have woke up to rain, which is nice because it is less work at shoveling the driveway. Once you gain about 1000m of elevation this rain turns to snow and once you gain about 1500m this snow turns to pow. Sweet, slashy pow. The avalanche conditions have been elevated and there is a lot of reactivity out there on the buried crust/surface hoar layer in addition to loose wet sloughing at lower elevations, so be wary around terrain traps. 

It appears that we will be hit with a few more storms between now and the weekend and even a bit of sun for a brief period. Either way, the snow is fantastic. I just cannot get enough of it. So come spend your money on gas and oil before you spend it all on christmas presents. And be sure to make good decisions as it is touchy with all this fresh stuff, stay informed at www.avalanche.ca!

Thanks to Mike Reeves of Velocity Vids who snagged this photo of me while filming for 509 Volume 11 this past week!  I was very happy here. 

Thanks to Mike Reeves of Velocity Vids who snagged this photo of me while filming for 509 Volume 11 this past week!  I was very happy here.