Castle Park Skiing

South Rockies

southrockies , Monday 11th January, 2021 6:35PM

We spent the day in the Castle area; a place we don’t get too often near Castle Mountain Resort. We toured up through a sheltered treed ridge to avoid the wind, and dug a profile to find the snowpack consolidated and strong around the persistent weak layers. While these layers and the snow around them seem to be gaining strength we are still avoiding steep, rocky shallow snowpack areas where it may still be possible to trigger. The best skiing was in the trees in sheltered areas to avoid the wind affected snow. Snowpack test results - ECTX, CTM (PC) X2 down 17 and 25

Snow conditions were: Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy, Warm. We rode: Open trees. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN