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Feb 15, 2014, Revelstoke Natl Park North
« on: 02/15/14, 06:16 PM »

Skied north of Revy above the highway near saint cyr creek. Freezing level was at 900m. At 1000m any slope without tree canopy above it was whumpfing with shooting cracks up to 20 meters long. We were on slopes below 30 degrees. Even so we pointed it home as we just didn't want to have to work such a spooky snowpack. Pole tests found 50cm of heavy snow on top of super light snow (air) on a hard crust. Not sure if that interface is the 3 week drought interface or a melt freeZe layer from earlier in the week, didn't dig to find out.

Friends reported a less spooky snowpack in the fingers with only occasional whomping in the trees but not in the avy paths. Suspect that area is faring better due to its tendency to see heavy skier compaction.
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"As we all know, the true driving force behind every early morning wake up is not necessarily safety, but the overpowering drive to be sitting on a patio by 1 pm, intoxicated, and spraying loudly about the morning's adventure."

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Re: Feb 15, 2014, Revelstoke Natl Park North
« Reply #1 on: 02/15/14, 09:41 PM »

http://www.revelstoketimesreview.com/news/245704531.html?mobile=true

Sad day, I don't think they will be the last to die from this layer. They might not even be the last to die this long weekend. Now I know what the helicopter was long lining from bolder this afternoon on my way home...
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