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Tam Rim

Observation Date/Time:
Wed, Jan 27, 2021 - 7:04 AM
Reporter(s):
Chiasson
Location:
Tam Rim
The Day Was:
Stormy   Cold   Windy   Cloudy  
The Ride Was:
Good  
The Snow Was:
Powder   Wind effected   Firm   Crusty  
We Rode:
Mellow slopes   Steep slopes   Open trees  
We Stayed Away From:
Convex slopes  

Written Report:
The skiing conditions were quickly improving throughout the day. After 4 days of dust on crust skiing, we were staying mostly off the crust while skiing near and below tree-line as wind transported snow was starting to fill in N facing slopes by the afternoon.

Over the last 4 days, i monitored a weakness in the upper snowpack - yesterday (1/26), a shovel tilt test revealed a sudden planar failure approx 10 cm below the surface. I'll be watching to see how the new snow comes in and affects this weak layer.

I was also monitoring a weakness approx 25-30cm down below a thick crust - my column test revealed a moderate planar failure approx 25-30cm down below a thick crust. I'll also be monitoring this weakness.