1.Make sure everyone in the group has beacons, probes, shovels and
knows how to use them in case an avalanche is triggers by a group
2.On a day were it’s dumping hard, the best option is to head for the trees and lower elevation zones and leave the steeps for another day. When the light is flat it becomes hard to see the definition in the snow, that is why on the downdays the trees give you the perfect vision and provide a fun playground.
3.In a perfect world you’re looking for a zone with a decent gradient, plenty of features like cliffs, pillow lines, natural rollers and wind lips.
4.Once you have found a good zone, it’s best to stick with it as getting lost when the clouds roll in it isn’t the most fun experience.
5.The best thing about the downdays, is by the time you have made it back to the lift all your tracks and bomb holes have filled in again.