Namao glades

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

rosslord2011 , Monday 22nd November, 2021 8:00AM

Approx. 50-70 cm's of snow depending on how high you are. Still pretty bushy especially lower down. Pretty calm in the trees, though the tree tops were moving and as you get close to the alpine there is definite evidence of wind deposited snow. Didn't dig an official pit but the snowpack felt fairly supportive and didn't notice any evidence of weak layers skiing or otherwise. I bet more open areas (aka alpine or slide paths) are more reactive though if they haven't slid already.

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