Divide Creek

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

jefferygooliaff , Sunday 7th April, 2019 2:40PM

Some spin drift avalanches observed that originated from steep terrain.

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

Snowpack

Soft slab development from very stong westerly winds on lee side of ridges. Observed several spin drift avalanches off of ridges. Valley bottoms are rugged. Finish early!

Weather

Very windy at treeline and in alpine.

Location

51.41122650 -116.27917989

Divide Creek

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN