Jasper National Park
jocenade , Sunday 14th April, 2019 9:55PM
Morning ski up Destiny peak. About 10 cm of new snow overnight and little wind effect on Destiny. Great snow for first 1/2 then crust felt undetneath. We opted to regain the ridge from the back side and traverse skiers' right to have a clean run down. New snow was wind affected on S side of Hilda ridge and showed slab properties. We had 2 shallow shooting ~ 10m cracks traversing high across the steepest section on hard suncrust underneath. We skied down on that hard suncrust and new snow was sliding down turns in steep enough terrain... basically last 5 turns down gully into Hilda creek. Saw lots of size 1 dry loose avalanche coming off N side of Parkers across the drainage. Parker looked a lot more wind affected.
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny. We rode: Mellow slopes. We avoided: Steep slopes, Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.
Loose dry on steep slopes N of Parker
Source: Avalanche Canada MIN