Pac man

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

Nigel Briggs , Thursday 31st March, 2022 8:35AM

Attempted pac man couloir but turned around just above the choke. An easy result with a hand sheer test 30cm down gave concerns about the convex feature above the choke. Wind slab was prominent in the fan and couloir. Skied two laps from the fan down the north bowl to peyto lake. First lap the overnight freeze held well but by the time we were up for lap 2 the warmth had done its work and made for wet surface snow and a slightly breakable crust under.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

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