4-March-2016 : La Niña Revelstoke Ride Report

Welcome into March my friends! It is shaping up pretty good already with all this fresh snow. We have had a solid week of steady snow (and rain in the valley) which has amounted to over 60cm of recent storm snow. But don't get too excited just yet, there was a lot of variation in the temperatures before this snow hit so there are multiple unstable layers lingering down in the snowpack at depths from 80cm to over a meter! These are in the form of crusts and surface hoar and are very volatile if you don't choose your terrain wisely. It looks like there is more snow in the forecast to carry us through the weekend. Tree riding will be all-time but you won't likely see too much else until early next week when the sun will come out briefly before another round of precipitation. Avalanche Canada is predicting HIGH avalanche hazard going into the weekend so please heed their advice on terrain choice. We were able to see lots of action today on the windslab that formed overnight from the strong south winds that came in. Watch for crossloading as well, I can't stress enough that the snow is extremely variable right now!  Play safe, get informed and have fun!  

Looks like the forecast is calling for low light tree riding. Not a bad time says Jeff Harker as he emerges from the white room here. 

Looks like the forecast is calling for low light tree riding. Not a bad time says Jeff Harker as he emerges from the white room here.