Observation: Dog Lake area

Observation Date
01/6/2018
Observer Name
Andrew Nassetta/Greg Gagne/Craig Gordon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Dog Lake/Pioneer Bowl Environs
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Weather Comments
A little more snow and wind than forecast, but weather hardly ramping up hazard.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

A very welcome 3" plus of medium density, creamy snow that's got some good body, making for soft surfy conditions. Downside is... new snow is preserving NSF. Could be a tricky setup with projected mid week storm

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Cracking
Red Flags Comments
Instabilities occurred within the small amount of new snow received. Shallow soft slabs and sluffs on steep, shady slopes.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Dry Snow
Problem #1 Comments

Great day for an avy class. Our crew witnessed very manageable SS and sluffing on steep slopes. In addition, they got to see our current snowpack setup, helping them to make informed decisions when winter returns to the Wasatch.  

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