Grizzly Couloir

Glacier National Park

Patrick Skelton , Tuesday 18th February, 2020 10:40PM

Day started cold (-14) and sunny. Solar output was high. Warmed up pretty quick as we gained elevation to a high of -4 South face of Grizzly Mountain stayed shrouded in clouds and seemingly unaffected by the sun. Skin track is solid. The final hundred meters required some sporty skinning and brief scrambling. Snow in couloir was light and deep. Sloughing was an issue. Lower elevation solar aspects had developed a sun crust that we observed on our ski down.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Riding quality was amazing.

Location

51.31310665 -117.56612090

Grizzly Couloir

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN