Observation: Cardiff Fork

Observation Date
12/27/2017
Observer Name
Glew

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cardiff Fork
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
West
Weather Comments
Warm and windy. Fairly blustery on ridgetops.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Snow in exposed upper elevation terrain was wind effected. West facing aspects had the most wind damage making the skiing less enjoyable.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Went to check out the avalanche off Pole Line Pass into Mill D South. The slide was rather impressive. Travel on Intermediate Ridge, Lower Ivory, and Montreal Hill resulted in widespread cracking and collapsing. It was hard to idenify what has and has not avalanched in exposed terrain due to strong and steady winds blowing in the crowns and debris. It was easier to idenify what has slid sheltered terrain.

Here is a pic of another avalanche, remotely triggered by the skier yesterday who triggered the slide off Pole Line Pass.

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