The 142nd and final avalanche advisory for the 2017/2018 season was published on April 22nd. Thank you to all who have supported the avalanche center through volunteer hours, field observations, and financial support.
Unconsolidated New Snow on Relay Ridge
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation:
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:00
United States39° 19' 33.6072" N, 119° 56' 40.5996" W
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
8 -10 inches of new snow around Relay. Informal test showed minor instabilities in wind loaded areas in the Mt Rose Wilderness. Moderate to heavy snowmobile and skier traffic on all aspects on the Eastern side of Relay Ridge appeared to produce no signs of instabilites.