The interior of British Columbia, as with most of the ski world (JAPAN GRR) has been ravaged by above average air temperatures carrying a lot more rain than expected over the winter months. This winter has been a series of hot weather systems coming up from the South Pacific, wreaking havoc as they come. Large avalanche cycles and threatening persistant deep layers are the name of the game. As the air heats up, all those lurking facet layers wake up quite spectacularly; producing large and frequent avalanches.
It may be a blessing in disguise taking this winter off with a broken leg. This breakable crust is the kind that your ski just looooves to dive under and not come out and the only thing worse is the mashed potatoes “powder”. They both are as eager as a 1940 Los Angeles gangster to shoot you in the knee caps and leave you for dead. Since knees tend to be an issue later on in life I consider my broken leg a boon, not a curse. May the snow return swiftly and surely.