Panorama Ridge

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

macwpotter , Friday 2nd April, 2021 5:50PM

Skied Panorama Ridge today. The temps were warm at the parking lot, but once we got close to the ridge they stayed bellow zero for the whole day. The wind was moderate with light snow. The south aspect has a severe sun crust which made the ski back to the luge track quite the adventure. We skied the North aspect of the ridge. The NE side has soft snow to the bottom and made for some great skiing. For the second run we went to the summit and ascended a small chute to get into the open slope. The first 25m was a hard but supportive windslab which was descended one at a time with caution. Bellow that the rest of the skiing was great!

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Convex slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.