Kindergarten Couloir

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

Parb , Friday 15th April, 2022 8:35PM

Went up Kindergarten couloir today. Snowpack felt mostly hard, crusty, with the odd area of nice turns within the couloir and fan. Made it about 85% of the way when the sun started to warm the south/east facing wall causing very small cornice releases and loose slides. Decided at this point to play on the side of caution and head down. Skies were fairly clear most of the day other then some overcast and snow while we were skiing down. Overall, the snow was better than anticipated and felt stable.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.