Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park
bryce.fulton.20 , Monday 28th December, 2020 7:10PM
Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Dense trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes, Convex slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was good.
Compression Test failed 30cm down under first full arm swing (hard) and 8th elbow swing (moderate). Bottom 15-20cm appears faceted and fell away from the shrubs below during pit excavation. The faceted snow failed in one of two tests at same time as 30cm slab above.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN