Panorama East Ridge

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

jake.finnan , Saturday 8th January, 2022 8:30PM

Skied the S aspect of Panorama East Ridge. Good ski quality with approx. 30 cm of fresh low density snow. Ski pen 30-40 cm, HS 175 cm at 2280m. Wind effect began at treeline but the snow was good everywhere below treeline. Mostly cloudy, light winds in the area, average of -15c. Experienced cracking at treeline in the windslab on the ridgetop. Heard an unknown sized natural avalanche at 2pm.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.