Pitter Patter Let’s Get Adder

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Pitter Patter Let’s Get Adder

Snow conditions

Riding quality was:
Snow conditions were:
  • Hard
  • Heavy
  • Powder
We rode:
  • Alpine slopes
  • Mellow slopes
  • Open trees
  • Steep slopes


The day was:
  • Cloudy
  • Stormy
  • Windy


Traversed 5040 Peak to Adder Mountain on Sunday. 5cm fresh snow from Saturday. The day got progressively cloudy and windy with 2-3cm of snow falling during the day. Thick cloud made for difficult conditions navigating the alpine. Skier triggered cornice fall with chunks up to 1m^3 in size. Cornice was hanging on the north aspect of Adder’s summit ridge and caused minor propagation on the slope below (10m wide) and slid 30m.