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  • #570361
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Use this thread to talk about conditions at Rogers Pass.

    #607936
    karkis
    270 Posts

    good conditions now…
    raincrusts underneath providing good base
    some pretty deep pow on that!!!
    last storm blew with S to W winds, loaded things up pretty good
    failures observed on various aspects, storm snow
    some sun effect on sunday
    more snow jus now is the rumour!!!
    have fun with it!!!!

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607937
    karkis
    270 Posts

    with last years dry season and this summers fine weather the glaciers have rilly been melting out, big holes where you might never have seen em before….
    theres bin fresh snow flyin now but anyone whos thinkin bout gettin the jump on the season by hittin the glacier runs, keep in mind the crevasse hazard will be much elevated thru the early season
    hopefully it just dumps huge with not much wind an we can all get over it….

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607938
    Greg Johnson
    4 Posts

    Eye Eye Cap’tin.

    Sapphire Col, etc on Aug 31 – high res

    #607939
    raym
    385 Posts

    anyone been up there latley?

    #607940
    karkis
    270 Posts

    drove thru yesterday
    not rideable coverage below treeline… 2000m or so…
    subalpine looks marginal
    should be snowin onnit now tho…

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607941
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    Nice bit of snow on the BC highway cam at the pass today

    #607942
    karkis
    270 Posts

    powdah yeah!!!

    deep

    cake

    we bin pushin steep, but mostly on features we know pretty well

    and, aside from the underlying issues, the new snow is stickin pretty well…

    good times ta git down, son!

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607943
    karkis
    270 Posts

    still some marginal early season conditions
    very shallow boney aldery rockboards! below 2000-2200m
    good stuff up high, but smart to think bout crevasse hazards on the ice
    a wind crust with some sun effect might keep you off the rocks if your high nuff, w good powdah on top
    not much b/w your deck n the deck down low, safety third!!!
    sunday, swiss glacier:

    note the exposed rocks down below the glacier, around the tupper ridge approach, it gets much worse lower down

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607944
    boyracer
    27 Posts

    Thanks for the update Karkis!

    Hope this weeks forcast precip shows up. :bow:

    #607945
    karkis
    270 Posts

    ALL TIME!!!

    good times!
    :bananas: :bananas: :bananas: :disco: :disco: :disco: :bananas: :bananas: :bananas:

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607946
    Jonny
    24 Posts

    Its winter up there. As nov 5th, snowpack at the pass is shallow but a good base in the alpine (about 150cm at 2100m) for this time of the year. Toured up to the tree triangle on a cold sunny day

    can you see the lodge down there ?

    #607947
    raym
    385 Posts

    ^^^^^^^^^^^ poor colk, hes posted on a splitboard forum, I think he soul might be burning now…..

    #607948
    karkis
    270 Posts

    soooper doooper powder fun, deeeep az!!
    come an git it! see ya at the split fest!!
    woot woot!!!

    :disco:

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607949
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    It’s truly gonna be sketch here pretty soon,allsorts of sun crust/facet surfaces and all it needs now is a slab ontop of a weak layer and a sliding surface,had 10cm last night and already can see stuff starting to slide on convexities,might be time to bail outta here!!

    #607950
    jerrett
    139 Posts

    For anyone heading out in the pass in the next week or so, make sure you read this recent MCR report:

    http://informalex.org/mharc/html/MCR/2012-02/msg00030.html

    stuff is setting itself up to be pretty sketchy in the near future

    (more pics in the report)

    #607951
    karkis
    270 Posts

    i swear the riding has never been better…. butter!!!!

    http://​www.brunolongphotogra​phy.com
    stability has been better…. last storm cycle went off, big time, and sh!ts still lurking
    V down ~110cm in the usual suspect locations, treeline and below

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #607952
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    Looking for an update, got a couple weeks off.

    @j.memay

    #607953
    Art
    9 Posts

    Was there April 13 to 15. Warm weather and rain up 1700 m first day and previous day was warmer. So mostly all avalanche path below treeline had slid from size 2 to 3.5 (Frequent flyer). A lot of glide cracks on the way up too
    Next days, freezing line lowered and got up to 45 cm new snow in alpine. Best aspects were north facing with dry powder (Bruins Pass, Youngs Peak) over 2000 m. Not so bad at all in the alpine. Worst compression test results were hard with planar results. Still plenty of snow in valley bottoms just need to manage your travel to the alpine safely.

    #607954
    karkis
    270 Posts

    decent early season conditions up Connaught yesterday…
    above treeline theres *generally* a base of 100 – 140 cms under a solid rain crust, and 20 – 40 fresh on top of that, mostly blower with some wind affected
    the pow seems to be sticking to the crust *reasonably well* for the most part with some localised cracking / shearing
    good shreddin down to about 2000m
    reasonable down to about 1800m, some open water in creek beds
    kind of desperate below that, the alder still owns the slide paths, an important factor for route selection
    the rain crust is good for keeping the ptex off the rocks but its definitely a layer to keep in mind until things bridge it well

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

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