14-January-2016: La Niña Ride Report

Welcome back winter! The reset that we needed has finally begun with about 30 cm of snow so far and more to come. There is a lot of fresh storm snow that has fallen an been transported by wind to a variety of aspects, so be a weary in the alpine - there ARE instabilities, both storm and wind slab. Also, a variety of surface hoar and crust layers depending on where you ride. The crust is generally shallow and breakable on a sled, but still something to keep in mind for the next round of loading.  You can still feel the tracks under there but with another 15-20 cm more, things will be set up for a fresh start. Groomers are working daily on both Boulder and Frisbee. All other riding areas are pretty hammered out with whoops but think of it as a good workout on your way in (and out), keep the body warmed up. It is looking good coming into the weekend with spotty precipitation, not much chance of sun but maybe another good dusting on Saturday afternoon. Get it while you can, you never know when the next dry spell might hit! And of course, always check at www.avalanche.ca for the latest bulletins for your riding area!

Jeff Harker behind the lense and behind the bars out there stretching the legs today. 

Jeff Harker behind the lense and behind the bars out there stretching the legs today.