Observation Date: 02/27/2014
University Mountain (Pattee Canyon), south face, 5400 feet.
Gusty east winds creating sastrugi and drifts.
New Snow: 0-3″
Not really an earth-shattering report, but interesting given the location: encountered whoomphing at 5400 feet on the south-running ridge off University Mountain. A hasty pit showed roughly a 24-inch wind pillow atop snow that fell earlier in the week. Slope angle was about 23 degrees.
Skiing was pretty good where the snow surface had not been affected by the strong sun on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Observer: Jeff Schmerker