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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Default N.Shore Conditions Today (Sunday March 3)?

Hi there - i'm looking for an update on North Shore conditions from today. Specifically wondering about south facing slopes above 1000m and whether the sun was softening this recent rain crust at all…?

So if you were skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or alpine climbing in and around the North Shore today, please report back.

Thanks a ton!

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Totally soft by noon on south facing. Quite stable snowpack though.

-Ryan
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Great! Thanks for the quick answer!

Mind if I ask where you were?

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Great! Thanks for the quick answer!

Mind if I ask where you were?

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Cypress, Yew Lake area. Sun was quite intense, started clouding over mid afternoon.

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Seymour, off-trail snowshoeing to Dog Mountain. Almost firm enough to go with crampons, 90% of steps would hold, but when you do break through a deep plunge, sometimes straight down full leg length. Went with snowshoes, not too comfortable. Clattery and grabby, with a few spots the crust wasn't firm enough for good traction, yet firm enough to go for an uncontrollable slide should one fall. Boots gave excellent traction almost anywhere (subject to the occasional deep plunge, of course), only a few spots were hard enough to not crunch down an inch and give great footing. Softening up a bit by 1:00.

Another night or two of freezing and it will be astonishingly fast and fun travel on crampons, possibly even just boots but watch for the few spots too icy, and anywhere a slide happened would be nasty on boots.
We need a good dump before skis or snowshoes are any fun at all.
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Thanks Alex -

anyone know if the south face on First Pump softened today? if yes, approximately what time?

That would serve as a good indicator for me.

Thanks again -

Julian
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I don't know about the afternoon but it sucked ass in the morning. I almost put my ski crampons on to get up the trail to brockton. but preservered on with some backwards sliding and pole work... trail was solid ice. and the groomed runs down were also ice. didn't dare venture off the trail or groomed runs this morning.
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Skied at Cypress today. Snow is garbage.
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Hi, I was on Seymour past Brockton & almost First Pump from about 8am till 2pm. Around 11am, there was about an inch of snow already, melted off the crust on the south facing slopes. Slightly more, probably about 1.5 inch around 2pm.
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was up there yesterday and it was crunchy around 4 pm still, there was enough snow on top to make it safe to ski, but cautiously.
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