Ski Conditions

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ACMG Apprentice Ski exam day 1

Rogers Pass - Little Sifton

Ski Conditions

One group from the ACMG Apprentice ski guide exam completed the Little Sifton traverse ascending from the Connaught drainage and finishing the day in the Hermit drainage. Found excellent skiing in non wind affected terrain and observed less windslab and wind affect than Expected.

Avalanche Activity:
Observed old natural windslab avalanche along the the ridge line connecting Little Sifton to Grizzly peak. Initiated immediately below the ridge. Likely trigger was from the reverse loading yesterday. In the attached photo center left below the ridge.

20-50cm of low-density storm snow with pockets of wind affect from northerly winds overlies previously buried soft slabs from the February 5th southerly winds. The Jan 24th SH/SC interface is down 70-90 cm.

Some surface hoar (1-2mm) was observed down 50cm at 1760m S aspect on grizzly shoulder. No reliable tests done with old tracks present in the area.

Mike Adolph
Candidates: Zoe Hendrickson, Kyle Lamothe, Dylan Chen

On The Map

These observations and opinions are those of the person who submitted them. The ACMG and its members take no responsibility for errors, omissions, or lapses in continuity. Conditions differ greatly over time and space due to the variable nature of mountain weather and terrain. Application of this information provides no guarantee of increased safety. Do not use the Mountain Conditions Report as the sole factor in planning trips or making decisions in the field.