Observation: Wolf Creek Pass

Observation Date
12/24/2017
Observer Name
Craig Gordon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Wolf Creek Pass/Wolf Creek Bowl
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Weather not effecting snow stability
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
8"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments

It's still quite thin, but the snowpack has some body. Good creamy riding in wind sheltered terrain. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
I experienced widespread cracking and collapsing.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments



Persistent slab failing on weak facets formed during December high pressure

Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High
Snow Profile Coordinates