Observation Date: 02/06/2021
Storm skiing today. It snowed consistently re-filling our tracks.
Gusty conditions, steady 15-25 mph gusts to 35-40? especially near the ridge tops. Winds seemed to shift from W to E as the day progressed and the air temperature declined with this shift.
New Snow: 12+”
New snow @ TH-3-4″ dense snow, closer to 8-10″ @ 6,000′, and 18-22″ up high.
We dug once at 7,800′ E facing; ECTP 15, PST 25/100 down 50 cm at the new snow/old snow interface.
We heard numerous whoompf’s between 7,800′ and 8,800′ but saw no cracking or collapsing.
We kept it in the trees and away from anything over 33 degrees, and found outstanding high country noodling conditions and a dead-fall free approach.
Observer: Ned Gall