Bow Summit AST2

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

Shannon Reed , Tuesday 11th January, 2022 8:35PM

Did a wee lap at Bow Summit and noticed old wind slab underfoot covered by about 5-10cm new snow at BLT/TR. No signs of instability. We avoided steep and wind loaded features staying in the trees.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Weather

We mostly stayed below treeline for the majority of the day doing beacon practice. The wind was consistently moderate/strong SW/W throughout the day at TR/BLT with 1cm/hr snow accumulating and lots of cloud coverage.