Feelin Out Forum
Waterton Lakes National Park
Tanner Rodgers , Tuesday 21st December, 2021 4:30PM
The skin track up was super soft and unconsolidated snow, leading us to hope for great riding. Once we broke out of the main thick trees along the ridge we we met with crusty wind slabs. We wanted to go further to check out the gully feature, but stopped halfway and rode back to the trident tree, dropping there. The snow was soft underneath a 3-5cm wind crust. It rode alright, not amazing but not awful. Definitely still hidden logs and stumps in the upper half. The lower quarter of the slope was really sharky, but we were still able to ride fairly unhindered down to the lake. The lake looks mostly frozen and is probably good to walk on. Pictures show the skin track, the wind affected snow, snow halfway down, and snow right down at lake level.
Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy. We rode: Open trees. Riding quality was good.
Heavy winds most of the day. Sometimes nothing, sometimes gusts greater than 60km