Observation Peak Laps

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

jcjacobc , Monday 28th December, 2020 8:05PM

No new avalanches observed today. No signs of instability noted today.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. We rode: Mellow slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Snowpack

2430m South Aspect just above Tree Line. 26 degree slope on a cross loaded gully. -7 degrees in the shade 160 HS 0-5cm = 4 fingers fresh snow 5-45cm = 3 fingers 45-65cm = 2 fingers 65-75cm = 1 finger 75-110cm = 2 fingers. ECT = No result. Shovel Pry = 40 cm down on Storm snow. Non-planar.

Weather

-14 at car at 9am. -7 at 2430m at 11am - 7 at car at 2pm.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN