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Tam Rim

RED FLAGS
Recent avalanche activity
Wind
Observation Date/Time:
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 - 9:18 AM
Reporter(s):
Mandell
Location/Elevation:
Tam Rim Area
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Snowmobile   Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
Skied two N facing aspects on Tam Rim. Low angle open bowls skied best, we found 6-8 inches of low density powder on top of a firm crust. The crust was breakable below treeline with some near faceting developing. Near treeline the crust was hard to break through. We observed some small wind slabs maybe a few inches deep that propagating 10 or 20 feet on some of the steeper slopes on Tam, they look to be skier triggered. We were surprised to find mostly un-wind effected low density snow.

We also saw evidence of some large avalanches, possibly from last weeks rain event. Looked like a few cornices collapsed, with debris run outs in a few paths.

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