Churchill North slide path GLemke

Jasper National Park

Garth Lemke , Saturday 20th March, 2021 8:50AM

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was amazing.

Snowpack

Below 1700m crusty yet still skiable trending isothermal unsupportive very low elevations. 1700m to 2000m supportive winter like snowpack, 5-10cm new powder snow from thursday night made for great skiing. Stick to shady, NE aspects for best quality. Some windtransport at ridgetop suspect windslab present in high start zone. River crossings still intact but not for long.

Avalanche

lower portion of rock slab, lookers right below the cliff bands. Dated occurrence. Appears it was windslab from either cross or downflowing winds. Nothing else observed in area.