11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/2/2017
Observer Name: 
kory
Location Name or Route: 
Ben Lomond
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Light winds today. But the damage has been done.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Good snow in sheltered areas.  In wind affected areas look for the large soft sastrugi for the best skiing.

Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Problem #1 Comments: 

One large natural avalanche noted today.  Besides that a little very localized cracking.  

Comments: 

Some hollow areas as we walked around today.  Once again not able to trigger much in the way of wind slabs.  All the wind slabs were very obvious, rounded, and smooth. Went up to ski the Ben Lomond NE aspects today.  The skiing was ok.  Lots of wind damage.  The areas where the snow was not smooth skied the best.  

Solar aspects definitely started to see some heating today.  As usual most of the south aspects on the black canyon ridge came down.  No wet slab though.  Just wet loose. 

Not much really for avalanche activity noted today.  I would say likely wet loose tomorrow.  I also do not see much else happening out there.

This was very interesting I found 3mm surface hoar literally on the summit of Ben Lomond.  I have never seen this before.  I couldn't believe it was still intact with wind.  Usually here in Ogden we don't see it that high and exposed.  

Sometimes the fresh groom is best!

Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 

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