FLOWER COULOIR

A classic and popular line in the bow summit area. The first section of the flower couloir, called the ‘stem’, is a steep and narrow couloir which requires bootpacking. Above the stem is the bowl containing the ‘petals’. You can skin most of the way up from here, though some more bootpacking may be required to top out. Some will choose to only ski the stem, however if conditions permit, the petals can provide great skiing and excellent scenery.
Distance

7.0 km

Elevation

674 m

Time

3-5 hrs

Aspect

ENE

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Ascent: Follow the typical route up from the Bow Summit Parking Lot towards the south shoulder. When the terrain opens up, you’ll see the flower couloir. Head towards the south shoulder chute and eventually hook right and make your way to the base of the stem. It’s all bootpacking to the top of the stem. You can continue skinning up the petals from here until the last 50-100m, where it’s back to boot packing. 

Descent: Same way as the ascent.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

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Currently
Mostly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Much Cooler than yesterday.
Overcast
Today 03/24 20%
High 8° / Low -1°
Overcast
Cloudy. High 8C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Overcast
Tomorrow 03/25 20%
High 8° / Low -3°
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High 8C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Snow
Tuesday 03/26 70%
High 6° / Low -4°
Snow
Snow showers in the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon. High 6C. Winds SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 70%. Snow accumulations less than 2cm.

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Trail Reports

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Will
Will

Skied the flower couloir this weekend. Overall decent skiing with minimal wind effect until the last 50m or so of the petals. Found a non-planar break 30cm down at the base of the stem but decided to proceed. After skiing back down the stem, we had a size 1 release on the south facing slopes of the main bowl. Interesting, there had been a few lines in this area before our group.

Trip Date
2018-11-03