11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
Ad
Observation Date: 
12/18/2017
Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
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
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: 
Ad

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Lift tickets available in November
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe