Jasper National Park
sprockter , Monday 29th April, 2019 7:30PM
Recent upslope storm created unusual windloading patterns on ALP solars (Indian Peak) which caused for variable ski conditions and a very significant whumph @2300m. In sheltered north-facing alpine terrain between 2200-2500m, conditions were much more favourable (no windslab and good quality skiing) which allowed us to ski terrain up to 40 degrees. Snowpack consisted of an HST of 3-5cms sitting atop buried windslabs and facets. Average HS: 85cms. No new natural avalanches were observed. Winds were L, SW with mostly clear skies and temps just below 0.
Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Warm, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN