Stem and Bow summit bowl

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

Hamish McPhail , Thursday 12th November, 2020 5:40PM

Skied one lap in the bow summit bowl. HS 70cm in the bowl most of the snow pack with the exception of the crust is 4F firm. 15cms of fresh snow sitting on top of the nov 5. crust. The Crust is very supportive so it makes for good skiing right now. Crust is really defined untill well into the alpine then it shifts to a pencil frim layer. Skied the stem as well which is filled in but sharky at the top. Loose sluffing on the firmer base. Light wind blowing to the N/NE in the bowl, light wind at the top of the stem slightly stronger than the bowl. There was some blowing snow off the top of the peak so I would imagine there was some moderate wind up top.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN