Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park
bdpiche , Sunday 7th March, 2021 9:10PM
Pretty good day considering how warm it was the last week. Anything remotely S facing was very crusty, and lots of evidence of sluffing in steep sun aspects. Skiing was decent in north facing stuff, but could definitely feel warm snow and old tracks were very crusty. Anything below 2000m felt very melt crusty, with limited new snow over the top (no more then 10 cm). Threw a quick pit in at the exact same spot on the E face of Pulpit 4 as last week (2050 m elevation), with pretty similar result of CTM13 (ECTN13 last week) at 50 cm down on facets. HS 220. Extensive facetting below the failure layer, but no sign of melt crust.
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm, Windy. We rode: Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.