November 22, 2020
November 24, 2020
Zone or Region:
East Table Mountain - Chain Lakes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Small, soft shallow slab failed on a steep rollover. Slab propagated around 3 meters but only 3-5cm thick.
Did 5-6 laps on East Table Mountain. Conditions ranged from balmy, partly sunny 36 degree calm winds to southerly cold gusts. Light snow came in around 1pm along with the cold artic-like winds. Started the day in sun shirts and ended the day in multiple mid-weight layers and wind shell.
Ski quality ranged from sun crust on south facing slopes to hard packed wind slabs to light powder. Wind slabs were very isolated, varying depth and non-aspect dependent.