Observation: GE Hill/Skyline Summit

Observation Date
12/27/2017
Observer Name
Steve Cote

Region:

Location Name or Route
GE Hill
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
South
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Clear with South Winds, snow was bing transported all slopes.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments
In wind protected areas the snow was starting to facet.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Red Flags Comments
The areas of more snow on north slopes, there were small avalanches. (North slope of Electric Lake Bowl) Snow was loading along the ridge lines. Skinning up to GE Hill the snow was collapsing even though there was only 8 to 12 inches of snow.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Small chance of a wind slab along the ridge tops of sliding.
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
9500
Slope Angle
15
Comments
The snow had a thin wind wind crust, snow depth was 18 inches, the snow was fist for 12 inches to a melt freeze crust, under the crust was a faceted snow over a melt freeze layer. sorry Photo's did not down load.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates