Cathedral - super good enough if your start early

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Cathedral - super good enough if your start early

Snow conditions

Riding quality was:
Snow conditions were:
  • Crusty
  • Hard
  • Wet
We rode:
  • Alpine slopes
  • Convex slopes
  • Dense trees
  • Open trees
  • Steep slopes
  • Sunny slopes


The day was:
  • Sunny
  • Warm
Avalanche conditions
  • Rapid temperature rise to near or above 0°C or wet surface snow.


The spring day/night cycle is here. If you dont leave early travel conditions will be awful. If dont finish early, the way down will be through mushy unsupportive snow if it is in the sun. The variablilty make it tricky, one moment you are on supportive snow, the next your entire ski punches through.

There were lots of signs of fresh wet slides.

Morning (before ~9am):

Below treeline : rock hard frozen snow

Treeline : similar to below treeline but softer.

Alpine : pretty good


Below treeline: absolute unsupportive trash if in the sun

Treeline -alpine: pretty awesome, slick popcorn snow.