Chickadee Valley

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

Elise Stephanie Urness , Monday 3rd January, 2022 9:00PM

Skied the 3rd avy path. Snowed lightly all day. Quite tracked out but some fresh turns can still be found. Dug a quick pit ~50m below the constriction. Light powder down to Dec 2nd rain crust (~70cm depth). Below rain crust layer was ~6cm of unconsolidated facets. Sheer test showed dec 2nd layer to be reactive with significant (shoulder strikes) force.

Snow conditions were: Deep powder, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Cold. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Alpine slopes, Convex slopes, Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.