Elevator shaft and the fingers
Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park
bensoneff , Friday 31st December, 2021 4:30PM
Skied elevator shaft and the fingers today. Snow was great in both but not enough of it in the fingers sadly. While uptracking to elevator shaft there was isolated cracking and found some thin windslabs but nothing to spooky. The line itself skied great and felt super bomber. When uptracking up to the fingers we had one pocket of reactive windslab we had to work around which was spooky but all and all things were quite safe and manageable. Don’t recommend skiing the fingers until another storm or 2 it was just hop turns and survival skiing.
Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.