Observation: Guardsman Pass area

Observation Date
02/18/2018
Observer Name
Andrew Nassetta / Bo Torrey

Region:

Location Name or Route
Guardsman Pass / Boulder Basin
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Weather started out somewhat calm, slightly humid and warm with temps in the low 30's. Southwesterly winds increased throughout the morning with scattered flurries. Skies were party cloudy in the morning with sunny skies to the east that provided decent light for riding. Cloud cover increased along with windspeed throughout the morning and into the afternoon. By 1400 skies were overcast and wind speeds were 25 to 30mph gusting into the 40's and 50's at higher elevations.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Weather has had its way with surrounding meadows and slopes southern half of the compass. A mixed bag of snow characteristics, last weeks storm snow consolidated nicely and provided great riding conditions on protected low angle slopes on the north half of the compass. Many other slopes are still bare and hold hidden hazards that could put you and your snowmobile or skis and snowboard out for the season.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Comments
Pit profile from Guardsman along with video of PST.
Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High
Snow Profile Coordinates