Little Crowfoot

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

Ben Wards , Friday 3rd May, 2019 6:30PM

Skied Little Crowfoot. Skiing across Bow Lake is still great and Bow canyon was still filled in. There was some harder wind slabs in the high alpine but mostly skiable soft slab and powder below 2650m. I needed to apply skin wax at 7:00am and scrape a few times but was better once we got in to the apline. Skiing was generally great! We observed a few point release loose avalanches that didn't step down to deeper layers which were triggered by the midday sun. The East side of Bow peak had many lose sluffs to size 2 from today only involving the surface layers.

Weather conditions were: Windy, Warm, Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Location

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Little Crowfoot

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN