Observation Date: 12/31/2017
New Snow: 0-3″
Performed two ECTs
Test 1 sheared fairly cleanly on Hit #9, 40 cm depth
Test 2 sheared fairly cleanly on Hit #15
Elevation 8200 ft
Total snow depth 240 cm
We skied three runs in the trees on 25-35 degree slopes with no signs of instability.
Saw where part of a cornice broke off above a 35-40 degree slope but the point release did not propagate.
Observer: Mark Reinsel