Hanging lake blue-collar day

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Hanging lake blue-collar day

Snow conditions

Riding quality was:
Snow conditions were:
  • Deep powder
We rode:
  • Mellow slopes
  • Open trees
We stayed away from:
  • Alpine slopes
  • Steep slopes


The day was:
  • Cloudy
  • Stormy
Avalanche conditions
  • Slab avalanches today or yesterday.
  • 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifting, or rain in the last 48 hours.


Had to work hard to get up but worth the journey. Quite touchy on anything >30 deg. Did a few ski cuts on isolated convexities and triggered sz. 0.5 with 30-60cm crowns. Not consolidated. Skiing was fantastic at treeline with 115cm HST and 3m snowpack @ ~1500m.