Observation: Wolf Creek Pass

Observation Date
12/18/2017
Observer Name
Craig Gordon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Wolf Creek Pass/Wolf Creek Bowl
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Wx not affecting snow stability
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments


Variety of different conditions, but overall good riding considering the lack of snow

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
With several crusts sandwhiched between weakening faceted layers, snow structure is certainly biggest red flag
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Normal Caution
Problem #1 Comments


A couple crusts highlighted with snow cards in my pit. While snowpit tests didn't produce any shocking results, the crust closest to the ground is the one to keep an eye on.

Comments

When winter returns, and we know it will, these sunny slopes with the Sage sticking out will be your safest alternative to slopes facing the north half fo the compass that are harboring old snow.

With changing weather on tap later this week, remember... just 'cause you can see your rig from the ridge, doesn't mean the snowpack is good to go or shares your same level of stoke.

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