State of the Snowpack for 12/8/2018 - 12/14/2018

Dates of the Week: 
12/8/2018 to 12/14/2018
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Upper snowpack is mainly near surface facets near to below treeline on wind sheltered NW-N-NE-ENE aspects.
  • Upper snowpack firm wind slabs in wind loaded areas near and above treeline.
  • Mid and lower snowpack on all aspects is well bonded and lacks a problematic weak layer.
Weather Events: 
  • No new snowfall.
  • Multiple SW wind events culminating with 12/14 gale force SW winds.