Observation: Snowbasin Backcountry

Observation Date
02/15/2017
Observer Name
kory

Region:

Location Name or Route
Snowbasin Backcountry
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Another sunny beautiful High pressure day
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Great skiing early on East and South Aspects.  Started skiing around 11 on SE aspect.  Enough cream to support your skies above the deadly rain crust from last week.

Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

This will be almost nil tomorrow.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Loose Dry Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments

Still quick moving Loose Dry Snow avalanches.  These are becoming easier to trigger on NNE-NW aspects as the snow 5 in of new snow starts to facet.

Comments

No photos today.  Really just looking forward to the weekend. Checking out current snow surface.  Looks like maybe a couple of inches but nothing to write home about.  My biggest worry is on NNE - NW aspects the snow from last Friday night has faceted through in most places. This creates a weak layer on a very slick bed surface.  I think that with not much snow this weekend no big deal, but maybe with some wind.  We could see some action on NE aspects.  This could be tricky also hard to predict where the weak layer will survive.   

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