Helen Shoulder

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

thomas.n.mcmillan , Monday 15th February, 2021 4:45PM

Skied Helen Shoulder today. -17 on arrival, but warmed very quickly. Was -3 at the car when we got back. Sun felt very strong. North facing aspects skied well (25 cm pen). In an initial probe of West facing aspects directly facing the sun, found they were sun affected with a crusty slab about an inch thick on the surface.

Snow conditions were: Powder. Weather conditions were: Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN