Helen lake and shoulder

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

bigelowjg , Monday 24th February, 2020 10:20AM

Toured up almost to Helen lake and then went back down on Helen shoulder. Sunny in the morning then the snow moved in about 1 pm. Poor visibility and light snow for the rest of the afternoon. Up towards Helen lake, snow was supportive and no signs of instability. We stayed away from convex slopes. Looked like lots of wind loading on opposite side of the valley (Dolomite). Skiing down the shoulder in the trees was powder with occasional crusty areas. Two other groups of 5-6 people in the area.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.

Location

51.67675176 -116.41171960

Helen lake and shoulder

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN