Narao double attempt

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

bensoneff , Sunday 9th May, 2021 5:10PM

Tried to ski the narao left couloir today but bailed. We where up early and travel was fast and easy. The snow surface was generally dust on a supportive crust and as we got higher the dusting of snow got more substantial. The fan of the line had around 5cm of fresh snow that was light and airy. As we got towards the base of the couloir we started seeing a fair bit of shedding coming off the W facing aspect lookers right of the birth canal and saw some small but impressive looking powder clouds come down. Whenever the wind picked up or the sun peaked through the mountain started shedding the new snow which I assume was 10cm or more up higher. The small sluffs moved quick because of the colder temps and we bailed after seeing multiple small sluffs come down our line that could potentially knock us off our feet in steeper areas.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold. We rode: Alpine slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.