State of the Snowpack for 1/4/2020 - 1/10/2020

Dates of the Week: 
1/4/2020 to 1/10/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Wind scoured crusts are prevalent in exposed terrain.
  • A thin breakable crust with near-surface facets exists at the top of the snowpack in more sheltered terrain.
  • Below the near-surface facets, a well-consolidated snowpack exists.
Weather Events: 
  • Mostly dry until midweek with strong SW winds.
  • Light cold snow showers for the latter half of the week with strong winds shifting between NE and SW