Observation: Brighton Perimeter

Observation Date
02/8/2018
Observer Name
chester

Region:

Location Name or Route
Brighton Periphery
Weather
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Nice day, high cirrus clouds. Light winds in am. Afternoon moderate in gust.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Really good hero snow n side.. Surfy fast (graple mixed in) right side up, with a base that supports without being noticable. Some heat n wind damage. Large surface faceting observed 140 cm in wolvi bowl snow debth
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
Sluffing, loose snow took some angle (over 40) to get going. Wind slabs old n new noted. Old are hard, icy n welded. New are thin, seem to be bonding ok, had to isolate it to crack it.new Windslabs very isolated anyway. No snow transport observed.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Loose Dry Snow
Comments
Over 40 degrees to get loose snow.
Spooning ski cut on fresh wind slab. Had to undercut it to move it (like a skin track test) isolated area.
The beacon park at solitude appears to be gone this year.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates