Pinwheely good day in Crowfoot Glades

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

catevcollins , Sunday 27th March, 2022 6:15PM

Toured up crowfoot glades and did some mellow slopes with sparse trees at the top. Dug a pit and saw a sun crust about 5 inches down and another big crust about half a meter deep. The powder was great until the afternoon where it started to get wet from the warm temps (about 4 C). Saw a few sluffs on the big wall west of the glades so we stayed well away from the wall. On the descent, there was some pinwheel formation to about 1 or 1.5 ft in size before they broke apart.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.