Observation: Chicken Hill

Observation Date
12/17/2017
Observer Name
Chris Sisneros Kidd

Region:

Location Name or Route
Chicken Hill
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Started out mostly clear and sunny, got slightly cloudy and windier after about 1pm.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
About 1 to 2" of new snow barely covered the existing, very large surface hoar, which was well preserved underneath.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Collapsing
Red Flags Comments
Heard and felt some small collapsing in the skin track.
Comments
Great riding conditions in sheltered terrain. We could skin from the road, but it is definitely still bare in spots. The big surface hoar we've been seeing was intact underneath the new snow. A good chance that layer will present problems as we get more snow.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates