Gutentight couloir

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

thibaultdsm , Tuesday 27th April, 2021 5:15PM

Heavy sun affected snow from valley bottom up until the middle of the fan below the couloir. Dry snow up the couloir a bit affected by various slide and sluff that went down the couloir in previous days (like you'd expect in couloir like that) A relatively easy bootpack up (crampons highly recommended) and good skiing conditions. Went up the couloir only until above the first rock band. conditions looked good too higher up! If anyone head up that way, keep an eye out for an ice axe that I left up there, if you find it, email i'd be happy to give you beer or a bit of money to have it back!

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Open trees, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

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