Satan's choice sluff

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Satan's choice sluff

Snow conditions

Snow conditions were:
  • Hard
  • Powder
We rode:
  • Steep slopes


The day was:
  • Cloudy


Rode Satan's choice down into twin lakes.

Climbing the west/back side of Munk the snow was 15-20cms of dry loose pow over unbreakable crust. It would sluff away from the skin track but never propagated.

Into Satan's choice the rap in went smoothly, I was expecting to be doing jump turns down crust but was surprised to find it pretty deep 30-45cm and soft in the guts of the chute.

I ended up not managing my sluff well and got caught and went for a bit of a ride.

The majority of the chute slid to size 1.5-2 and traveled 500m down hill. No slab, just all loose.

Be cautious of protected north facing chutes they could be holding more loose snow than expected.