Snowpack, Weather, and Avalanche Observations
Four to six inches of dry, light density snow sits on top of a primarily right side up snow pack. A few slight density changes with more dense snow on top of lighter snow was observed, but stability tests could not create any eyebrow raising moments. ECT tests could not get any of these laters to propagate. Some loose dry slides observed on steep, sheltered slopes. Roller balls on sunny slopes below 8,000 feet. Old debris piles and crown lines off Green Butte and Red Butte. Overall, good stability. New wind loading primary concern.
A view up the mountain from 9k feet in the Old Ski Bowl. This photo was not from the pit location.
A small point release on Red Butte
Observation wall from pit
Cold, periods of sun, clouds, flat light and light showers during the day. Very calm, no wind.