Vermillion Peak

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

will_bailey , Saturday 13th February, 2021 4:20PM

Nice day on vermillion peak. There were a few other groups out there despite the freezing cold start (-28). There was a nice inversion and it felt balmy in the alpine comparatively. Tons of wind transport going on at ridge top. Surface snow only had a slight wind skin in exposed areas though. Huge cornices. Saw an old slab avalanche across the valley. There was also an old skier triggered size 1 off of the vermillion peak ridge, looks like it triggered off a rocky spot and only propagated about 5 m.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Sunny slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN