Chickadee

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

C.Pilling , Saturday 24th April, 2021 8:45PM

We decided we would check out conditions in chickadee valley, we were able to find some nice turns on the north aspects of Mt whymper. 15cm of fresh powder on a supportive crust. We decided we would ski the small couloir (unaware of name) on Mt whymper, on the traverse over we found, wet snow and signs of small wet slides. No activity was witnessed throughout the morning. Slight sluffing and pin wheeling on steeper aspects, around 30-35 degrees.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.