Mount Hector Return

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

kman101.kieran , Sunday 7th April, 2019 9:05AM

No avalanche activity observed except loose sluffs and small, thin slabs on freshly wind-loaded slopes. See incident report.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Windy, Foggy, Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.


Cloudy day with stable, cool temperatures above treeline.


Skier triggered size 1-1.5 traversing high on fresh wind slab and was carried ~20 meters down slope to rest on the bed surface. No burial, injuries, or equipment damage. Crown face ~30 cm but the rest of the slab was 10 cm thick or less, and snow beneath was stable.


See incident report.


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Mount Hector Return

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN