Bow Summit Pow Day

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

bqp.parry , Monday 4th January, 2021 7:00AM

Great day at bow summit. Parking lot was not plowed, little bit of a crux getting in and out. ~30cm of snow overnight sitting on top of ~15cm from the day before. Skied the lookers right ski runs. Storm snow from the day before was starting to slab up in lee features. Loosely consolidated slabs could be seen with hand sheers down 45-50cm. The face lookers right of flower shed snow impressively a few times through the day. We heard something sounding a little bigger and more abrupt at the end of the day but we're in the valley bottom and couldn't see if it triggered a slab in the bowl below.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN