24-March-2016: La Niña Revelstoke Ride Report

Well I am pretty sure that spring has sprung and that this will mark the end of my ride reports for the season. It starts to get all too repetitive after this point.

We just came off of the most amazing week of all time conditions, fresh pow for days. Then the weekend came and a little bit of sun and warm alpine temperatures, and that was it. Luckily it has stayed on the warm side so everything hasn't turned to solid ice. The snow is spring snow, wet and heavy. We have been getting fresh snow this week which is nice. And maybe there is a chance that it will cool off and get blower again, but I wouldn't hold my breath. There is hardly any snow below 1000m so welcome "multisport" season, my favorite! Avalanche conditions have settled somewhat, the warm temperatures have done their work and numerous cornices have failed in addition to moist, wet and storm slabs. It seems like most of the damage is done, but you can never be certain. There is still snow and rain being input to the system so things can change very quickly. Always make sure you are checking the avalanche.ca bulletins for your area before you ride - see what is going on out there. 

Weather looks like a mixed bag coming into the weekend and models are trending to show some sun on Friday and Saturday so it could end up being a great easter! Some snow and some sun, yes please! Either way, get out there and enjoy it as there is not much time left for sledding season! 

 

Got some snow in some interesting places this past week! Photo courtesy of Brendan 

Got some snow in some interesting places this past week! Photo courtesy of Brendan