Jan 2018

January 7, 2018 0700 AM

  • Posted by SolMountain

- 6.0 degr C,  Snowing lightly, Calm winds.  8 cm new snow.  Snow Depth 238 cm.  

27 cm recent storm snow overlies the Jan 5 layer of surface hoar and facets - surface hoar overlies sun crust on steep solar aspects.  45 - 55 cm settled storm snow overlies a layer of small surface hoar and facets buried Dec 27.  90 - 110 cm of settled storm snow overlies the December 15 layer of surface hoar, facets, and sun crust - bonding well except on lower slope features where surface hoar is more preserved.

Limited obs yesterday - a few isolated natural size 1 storm slabs on convex slopes in Bear Creek canyon.

No exchange day exchange day yesterday - guests skiing below the lodge in Back to Basics.


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