Observation: Hoyt Peak

Observation Date
01/26/2018
Observer Name
Michael Janulaitis

Region:

Location Name or Route
Hoyt Peak
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Speed
Calm
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
12"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Dry Snow
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Comments

I got out early this morning to check out the new snow.  Up high in wind sheltered basins there is a foot of new light powder. In wind exposed areas the new snow is a little as a few inches.  There was a mixed bag of surfaces out there.  With the recent warm temps and sun there is a hard surface below much of the new snow. This excludes steep north facing terrain which continues to maintain excellent riding and turning conditions.  On top of Hoyt Peak this morning I was only able to get small sluffs to run.  To my surprise, even with all the wind yesterday, there were no significant drifts or cornices to be found.

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