11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/23/2018
Observer Name: 
Daniel Turner
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 Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
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: 
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