Katherine Lake

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

danielle.oggy , Saturday 20th March, 2021 11:15PM

Rock solid icy crusty skin up to Katherine Lake but gaining the peak climbers from the col where you would normally ski down to continue dolomite traverse was worth it for some nice soft powdery turns (on top of a crust) despite the poor visibility. Solid crust in the Alpine, observed a couple 0.5 slides up high in the avalanche path crossings on the way back. Warmed up significantly once back in the valley.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.