Bow Summit

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

nevison.alex , Wednesday 12th January, 2022 9:15PM

Skied 4 laps in the various tree chutes. First lap we ventured in to more open trees at tree line and found ski quality to be terrible. The next three laps we skied the lower short slide paths about 1km south of the parking lot. Ski quality was top notch, with no signs of instability. We witnessed a rescue up valley as a solo hiker had fallen in a hole the afternoon prior and nearly froze to death. They were EXTREMELY lucky to be spotted by an ice climber this morning, getting air lifted in the snow storm to the closest hospital.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was amazing.