Avalanche Education Providers
April 23rd was the 150th and final avalanche advisory of the 2016-2017 season. Click here for more information regarding this scheduled end date.
Photo: 5mm surface hoar was wet at this low elevation location at 3pm. This was the largest surface hoar we observed on our tour.
Variable conditons observed near Andesite today. Soft snow lingers in north facing patches but more areas feature firm wind altered surface conditons. Widespread sastrugi and reverse skin tracks were observed near and above treeline. Near surface facets observed in limited due north facing areas around 7700 feet. Mostly small .5mm down up to 10cms from the surface.
More ridgetop winds than expected. No signs of loose wet activity around 3pm on W and SW aspects near and above treeline.
5mm surface hoar wet at 3pm.
Moderate East wind and cloud cover kept temps colder than expected on sunny aspects during midday hours.