OXO Peak

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

jpulwicki , Monday 15th February, 2021 8:55PM

Beautiful day in the OXO/Puzzle peak area. -20C to start the day, about -8C by 4pm. Found plenty of alpine snow that was not wind affected, though exposed ribs and some slopes at treeline had areas of firm slab. Despite strong sun, there was nothing coming off the cliff faces on the upper face, and the snow stayed dry. Almost too dry in fact... the cold temps have left the snow quite grabby and unpredictable to ski. And rock sharks still poke through every so often. Lots of room left though for fresh tracks!

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN