Surprise Pass Lake Louise

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

lancer.aridity0v , Thursday 7th April, 2022 3:00PM

Sun at 10am was already rapidly warming the east facing slopes. There was some surface hoar just below where the approach trail spilts between saddle back and Fairview. About 2300m. The final gulley has a ski track all the way to the top however it became too icy half way up and we had to boot pack the rest of the way. Still some fresh lines left

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

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.


Sun made things very warm