Near Emerald Peak

Little Yoho

mikereynen , Saturday 6th February, 2021 5:15PM

Snow conditions were: Powder. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.

Incident

Skinning up had experienced one previous significant whumph crossing through an opening in the trees. Proceeded higher in the trees then decided to again cross an opening in the trees at a concave area with evidence of previous significant sluffing down the slope. First in the party was crossing when it broke ~5m higher than the skier. Short ride to a tree (i.e. did not ride to the bottom).

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN