Cirque Peak

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

colin.margetts25 , Saturday 13th February, 2021 6:25PM

Made it about 2/3 of the way up to Cirque Peak. Heavy-ish powder below tree line with 10-20 cm ski penetration. Surface hoar at treeline in sheltered areas. Heavily wind affected above tree line with 1-4 cm strong crust breakable in some areas where thinner. No signs of instability. Good skiing below treeline, but rocky, crusty survival skiing above.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Heavy, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Dense trees, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Weather

Clear, cold, and calm

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN