Mt Field Ski Tour

Little Yoho

qturner , Sunday 14th February, 2021 6:15PM

Skied Mt Field. -27 at the car. Good track broken through the treed shortcut. Calm winds during the AM, picked up during the approach. SW & cold. A number of hand shears in the alpine revealed nothing of interest. Highly variable snow w pockets of wind-slab, crust, & powder. An important observation was a relatively recent large cornice failure on a NE lee aspect. It ripped right to rock, but did not pull a slab from the snowpack below.

Snow conditions were: Hard, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cold, Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was ok.


Cornice as described in "quick".

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN