Panorama Ridge

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

campbelladam79 , Wednesday 13th January, 2021 2:05PM

Really windy at Panorama Ridge area - 15/20cms of fresh snow. Shooting cracks ascending low angle terrain. Temps were warm and heavy precip. Stayed away from any sort of avalanche slopes and turned around in the trees. Couldn’t see much, but heard a what sounded like slides coming off of Panorama Peak

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

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow. Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Snowpack

Heavy winds, warm temps and heavy precip

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN