Observation: Stump Hollow

Observation Date
01/10/2017
Observer Name
Pagnucco

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Beaver Creek Canyon/Stump Hollow
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Blustery day with moderate snowfall. Temp 29F.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
20"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Not the light stuff we are used to but the slow cooling is helping the new snow from becoming too heavy. Top 3-5" is all graupel making for fast riding conditions even on lower angle slopes. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Red Flags Comments
The new snow/old snow interface was unreactive.
Comments

The snow depth varied greatly depending on aspect and elevation. Breaking trail was arduous.The wind is having its way with lots of obvious cross-loading in Beaver Creek Canyon, specifically on the backside of Beaver Mt. 

One new slab (1'X100') on cliffbands above river just south of Blind Hollow pullout. 

Today's Observed Danger Rating
High
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High
Snow Profile Coordinates