Observation: Flagstaff Ridge

Observation Date
01/27/2018
Observer Name
Max Schuler

Region:

Location Name or Route
Flagstaff
Comments

Skinned up the shoulder to Flaggstaff from Alta. Observed wind loading on the east facing aspect of the shoulder (into Flagstaff Gully) on our way up. There was also significant loading of the north facing slope down into Days Fork. Along the ridge we saw a smaller wind slab that broke about 30" wide, 1" to 2" deep and was presumably triggered by a cornice fall The slide did not propagate into deeper layers and did not run the full length of the slope. Skiing conditions from the Peak into Toledo Bowl were decent. I expect that the south facing aspect will have a sun crust tomorrow.

Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Snow Profile Coordinates