Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park
trottier.mitch , Sunday 14th April, 2019 6:50PM
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Windy, Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Steep slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.
Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday.
HS 150 at treeline
The avalanche in the picture was a natural that occurred around 11am. The winds were moderate from the west and this point release was on a east facing unsupported cliff ban. About an hour later we witnessed a solo skier trigger a size 2 slab near the summit of Jimmy jr. It propagated about 50m and ran about 200m. He was damn lucky to not get pulled into it. The clouds came in and I was unable to get a picture.
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN