An easy couloir if you are short on time. Via bow summit ski slopes.

Logistics

img_20161030_071933Park at the Bow Summit parking lot north of Lake Louise on the 93N.

Trip Report

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Begin by skiing up the usual skin track above the easy Bow Summit ski slopes. The Bow Corner chute is circled above, with lower Flower couloir to the right (F).

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A closer view of the lower corner chute. The upper portion is hidden out of view to the right. Skin up as far as you can then switch to boot-pack.

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Boot-packing up! Ski quality was great for October. This chute doesn’t exceed 45 degrees in steepness, and averages 35.

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Topping out. You can see the upper corner chute off to the right.

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A close-up of the upper portion. Steeper with poorer quality snow. We decided against going up on this day!

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A beautiful ski down, finishing our run down the usual Bow Summit ski slopes before skinning back up to the parking lot.

Stats

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Time and distance is round trip.

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