Mt Nigel; The Tale of Two Slabs

Nigel Basin Jasper National Park

Chris Girard , Sunday 7th February, 2021 10:15PM

We enjoyed riding in Nigel Basin in beautiful inversion conditions on some conservative albeit glorious slopes. It was a calm balmy -10 at 2400m when down in the Bow Valley it was -30. On the opposite side of the valley there was much more evidence of wind since the last storm. Several size 1.5 - 2 Natural Windslabs were triggered most likely by snow falling from the steep cliffs, on the South Ridge of Mt Nigel in the last 12 hrs.

Heads up everyone! There are many issues happening in the snowpack currently and there is a lot of snow lying around to slide. Between the New wind slabs since the last big storm and the other PWLs lower in the snowpack. Be very cautious around variable snowpack areas. Check the Bulletin and keep your decisions safe using terrain, terrain, terrain. Great riding can be had, be weary of steep variable snowpack areas.

Source: Mountain Conditions