We're heading off to Canada for a 3-4 week trip in May. We're planning on spending most of our time in Jasper and Banff National parks (plus few surrounding ones). We know its early in the year for rock routes, so we're aiming for mainly walking and scrambling/ridges to bag some peaks. Will have crampons/axes with us etc. We have experience of summer and winter in Scotland and summer in the Alps.
Just wondering the best places to get a conditions updates from - regarding how much snow there is about, best places to head too, latest weather conditions, which routes are most likely to be doable early season? We know know things can change but just to get a vague idea so we can make some sort of rough plan. Was this a heavy snow year?