Ymir Conditions

Map for Mountain Information Network report: Ymir Conditions

Snow conditions

Riding quality was:
Snow conditions were:
  • Crusty
  • Hard
  • Powder
We rode:
  • Alpine slopes
  • Mellow slopes
  • Open trees
  • Steep slopes


The day was:
  • Cloudy
  • Sunny
  • Windy


Mellow north facing slopes had 10cm of dry snow on a crust. Steep north facing couloirs were wind scoured and very crusty for the first 10 meters before the skiing quality improved. Ascending the Ymir ridge towards the peak was not easy as the snow was variable being either icy, wind effected or sugary and often would not support a skin track or allow a good edge without stomping each step.