Bow Summit ski resort

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

cameron.redshaw , Sunday 21st November, 2021 8:00AM

Great day at Bow Summit ski resort with the other 100 people there! Lots of people on the parkway in general. Visible wind loading on lee slopes. Wind was SW and loading the E/NE facing slopes. The regular laps in the gullies were good with high quality snow for November. See snowpack tab for pit info. And yes, Backcountry YYC fans, we filled the pit afterwards. Other misc beta: the parking lot was cleared today along with the pullouts along 93N. Photos of the stem and lower bowl in report for visual.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.


Did a pit at 2270m on NE lee aspect. Snowpack ranged from 100-110cm. Visible crust at 15cm and 30cm from ground. Performed column test and had uneven failure CT13 at 80cm from ground and more linear failure CT28 at 50cm from ground. See photos for failures.


Wind was SW and wrapped around the north end and was loading E/NE slopes.