Church for the New Year

Jasper National Park

Greg Rantala , Saturday 1st January, 2022 7:50PM

Lap on the south side and then a lap on the north side. Winds were calm to light and overcast for day. Snow is supportive for uphill travel but becomes denser at 1900m and above. Definitely wind effect (pressed) but we didn’t encounter a wind slab until the topping out of the trees. Some naturals have occurred on the upper slabs (size 0.5-1). Skiing well and no instabilities felt or noted today. Winds in the afternoon were picking up as forecasted back at the vehicles. The skiing is variable with turns between faceted powder and wind pressed density changes.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. Riding quality was good.