Natural wind slabs in Crowsnest Pass

South Rockies

l_goomba , Sunday 14th February, 2021 9:00AM

A cold day of skiing in Crowsnest Pass. We observed natural slab avalanche activity as well as several small loose dry avalanches to size 1 in recent storm snow. Loose dry observed in steep rocky south facing terrain.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.


We did not see the sun for much of the day while skiing in dense forest. This kept it feeling quite cold.


Numerous size 1 natural wind slabs observed in an alpine basin in Crowsnest Pass. Most results observed in very steep unskiable terrain. Debris deposited onto fan, did not trigger any deeper layers.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN