Observation: West Beaver Perimeter

Observation Date
02/16/2018
Observer Name
Pagnucco

Region:

Location Name or Route
Beaver Mt Backside
Weather
Weather Comments
Started out bluebird but by early afternoon clouds and wind increased. Significant wind transport visible along high elevation ridgelines.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
10"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Snow on sheltered slopes was settled and dry. Sun exposed slopes started to go off quickly. Best snow we've had in weeks. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Localized cracking only. Still poor snowpack structure but unreactive to ECT.
Snow Profile
Aspect
West
Elevation
8500
Slope Angle
25
Comments

Riding conditions are profoundly better than a week ago. Finally feels like winter again. Trailheads were busy for a Friday. Overall stability is good on sheltered, mid-elevation slopes. 

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