Russet and Adit Ridges

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Russet and Adit Ridges

Snow conditions

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


The day was:
  • Warm
  • Cold
  • Sunny
Avalanche conditions
  • 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifting, or rain in the last 48 hours.
  • Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
  • Rapid temperature rise to near or above 0°C or wet surface snow.


All about asp today. Early temps -12C in alp but true SE/S slopes feeling sun before convective clouds brougjt some shading. Whumpfing noted from 1740-1950m in a.m. Suspect 180322 SH layer collapsing. Only avalanche observed not yet reported was a size 2.5 from steep N asp below outlier of Castle Towers at similar elevation to 3.5 reported on Cheakamus Glacier previous week. On steeper, skiable terrain, only surface layers sluffing as loose dry. Few riders tempted to test loaded convex rolls today.