Camels Hump Coldsmoke

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Camels Hump Coldsmoke

Snow conditions

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


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


We toured in via the power lines. Broke trail through 30-50 cm of snow, heading up into the trees trying to stay away from slopes steeper than 30 degrees. In steeper areas, sloughs were easy to start, and we noticed several natural sloughs in the trees where it appeared snow falling off the trees was enough to trigger a release.

Along an open section of a small creek, ski cuts were able to produce results down to the early February layer.

We enjoyed some excellent, deep, coldsmoke in lower angle trees, and some open sections above the power lines.