Vermilion peak

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

meganbell , Tuesday 22nd March, 2022 9:30PM

Went up to summit of Mt Vermilion and dropped into main face. Left earlier due to weather forecast. At 09:30 @ 2100m on N slope it was -4°C. Snow was dry on notherly aspects from 1600m up to summit. All other aspects had MFcr around 5cm thick which was supportive to skis until 1950m. We started descending around 12:30. Snow started to get moist around 2300m. Hasty pit @ 1900m on N aspect. Snowpack seemed well settled and right side up. No new avalanches observed throughout the day. Did see old debris from East facing fans. Was too far away to see what type of avalanche. Overall great day in the mountains, start early finish early!

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wet. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes, Sunny slopes. Riding quality was good.