Observation Date: 01/11/2017
Trail,Kidney Lk , East ridge to apox8500 both days.
1/10 heavy snow at times temps teens, 1/11 on off light snow 20 deg
1/10 big west, SW wind lower down multiple directions. 1/11 no wind to light
New Snow: 6-12″
Below 6500′ crust layer, thicker with less elevation. Higher elevation no crust (dense snow). Pit 8000′ East exposure.This denser layer 20″ from surface CT15 Q2 , the snow since warm event” right side up” last night snow 12″ CT 8 and very light “cold smoke.DA Kind” . Marginal sluffing, turns held together. Skied some 30-35 deg some steeper short pitches. Did best to stay out of wind deposition areas.Tomorrow might be a good day to call in sick.
Observer: g janiec