State of the Snowpack for 12/1/2018 - 12/7/2018

Dates of the Week: 
12/1/2018 to 12/7/2018
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Dec 4 surface hoar layer buried under 3 to 6 inches of new snow in many areas.
  • Mid and lower snowpack well consolidated and without problematic weak layers.
Weather Events: 
  • New snow event on Dec 1 of 8 to 10 inches.
  • Widespread surface hoar formation 4 to 15 mm buried on Dec 4 under 2 to 5 inches of new new snow.
  • Weak high pressure building at the end of the week.