Surprise Pass

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

adamburrell40 , Sunday 10th January, 2021 5:10PM

Lots of people out in the area today, looked to be quite good skiing in Fairview Bowl. Lots of new SH growth up to and including Saddleback Pass - keep an eye open when the next snow comes in! With so many keen folks out in the mountains these days, lets remember to be courteous and communicate with each other. If there is someone above you, it is generally prudent to wait until they are out of the way before starting up. Or, if you are a slower group, to allow a faster group to pass. Today we had 17 people all huddled together in the limited space at the top of the Pass - not ideal at any time, especially in this Covid era...

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN