Jan 2018

January 21, 2018 0700 AM

  • Posted by SolMountain

- 6.5 degr C,  Snowing, Light south winds..  10 cm new snow.  Snow Depth 310 cm.  

60 cm recent storm snow overlies Jan 16 surface hoar and suncrust.  Buried windslabs from Jan 18 SW wind event.  70- 80 cm storm storm snow overlies rime crust formed Jan 7.  100 - 110 cm settled storm snow is bonding to the Jan 5 layer of surface hoar and facets - surface hoar overlies sun crust on steep solar aspects.  

Natural and skier triggered avalanches yesterday to size 1.5 - new snow soft slabs not propagating far.

Deep snow day - skiing C'est Bon, Twighlight Right, and Banana Belt.


South Columbias Avalanche Bulletin



Meter Reader shows snow height at bottom of number.

January 21 Snow Depth = 310 cm