Flower couloir, broken stem and dog leg
Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park
bryan.daneau , Saturday 30th March, 2019 1:55PM
Amazing conditions today up flower couloir and the upper petals to summit. Looks like the overnight freeze and clear skies helped facet the upper 20cm which made for amazing conditions (much better than Tuesday when we were also here). Bring crampons for the upper bowl. Bit of sluffing on way down but easily manageable. Skied down broken stem. Snow in sun was still -5’C in the sun at 12:30. Then boot packed up dog leg. Really really good turns up to the bend - got up 2/3 the upper section then turned around as there was a bit of a temp crust. Skiing upper couloir was so-so - it amazing on lower couloir all the way back to below flower. Snow was getting sticky on the flats at 2pm though !
Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN