Observation: Ogden

Observation Date
01/23/2018
Observer Name
Daniel Turner

Region:

Location Name or Route
Powder Mtn
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Speed
Calm
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Great skiing to be found on low angle sheltered area.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments

Increasing danger as wind increases.

Snow Profile
Aspect
Southwest
Elevation
8100
Slope Angle
25
Comments

As anticipated riding conditions were good on low angel Southern aspects with little risk. The January 9th rain event was clearly identifiable in the snow pack, but appears to be bonding well in this particular area. I was able to get some results from a non standardized shovel sheer test  (STM). I am still a leary of steep North facing aspects. That persistent weak layer is lurking. 

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