Permagrin dreams

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Permagrin dreams

Snow conditions

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


The day was:
  • Cold
  • Sunny
  • Windy
Avalanche conditions
  • Slab avalanches today or yesterday.
  • Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.


Multiple size two avalanches were observed in the distance, likely triggered by recent increased wind loading on the preserved surface hoar. The avalanches occurred on steep slopes, facing predominantly north, northeast and northwest aspects. Additionally, distinct "whumphing" sounds were heard and shooting cracks were seen on north and south aspects indicating unstable snowpack conditions and heightened avalanche risk.

Last week heavy snowfall has added significant weight to the existing snowpack, increasing the potential for avalanches. Weak layers within the snowpack, such as buried surface hoar or faceted snow, combined with the additional load, have heightened instability. These conditions pose a significant risk of triggering avalanches, especially on steep slopes and convex terrain features ( no matter how small ). We remotly triggered a size 1,5 and a scary size 2 while skinning back up permagrim.