Whymper

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

bryan.daneau , Sunday 21st March, 2021 4:45PM

Lots of folks today on Whymper. We counted at least 16+. Still lots of real estate to be skied though. Nice 15-30cm of unconsolidated on top of a hard base. Sluffing was easily managed and never overcame us on the way down. At least one small wind pocket was triggered but it was quite shallow. No significant slab formation although winds were picking up in the pm. Loose dry to size 2 observed from steep unskiable terrain. Sun never punched through fully today so snow stayed quite dry. Didn’t bother hiking to the top from the col as it was quite rocky and windy and we would’ve missed our viz window.

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