I spent the last 3 days with my ski buddy Giacomo Fano in Rogers Pass - 2 days on the Dome (Mon., Tues.) and 1 day in Grizzly Bowl (Wed.).

I haven't seen anything posted on the Asulkan in a while so I thought people may be curious about conditions there. Travel up(and down) the summer trail is much better after the recent storm snow and you no longer need to de-ski to negotiate open creeks etc.

There appeared to be approximately 60-80cms of recent storm snow in this drainage - the lower half was a bit upside down on Monday making for tough going out front with 40-60cms of ski penetration in what I call "1,2,3 snow" - meaning it takes about 3 seconds each step to crush the snow under your skis - kind of like doing endless leg presses! Probing on the Dome indicated a snowpack of 300cms - with the Nov.13th crust down 175cms

By Tuesday the lower storm snow had settled out in spite of the cool temps (Mon. -7, Tues. -9, Wed. -16 in parking lot) and the ski quality all 3 days was amazing.

In the Asulkan we noted several previous slab avalanche that appeared to have released near the end of the first storm cycle - likely Saturday? Youngs peak look like it has lots of wind effect and a loose avalanche on the south side of the Headwall pitch.

Of note yesterday when we were up Grizzly bowl (hoping to find some sun!) we observed a very recent (maybe overnight) size 2.5 slab avalanche that had released from high on Grizzly peak. It failed in a steep shallow rocky piece of terrain just below ridgeline (@2500m.) - it looked like it was the result of recent wind loading or perhaps a small cornice fall - took out the recent storm snows and ran for at least a 400m. vertical, but did not step down to the Nov.13 crust.

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.