The last avalanche forecast for the 2019-2020 season posted on May 3rd. Thank you to everyone who supported the avalanche center this past season with volunteer hours, donations, and/or avalanche, snowpack, and weather observations. These contributions are crucial to avalanche center operations.
State of the Snowpack for 1/11/2020 - 1/17/2020
Submitted by andy on Sat, 01/18/2020 - 17:29
Dates of the Week:
1/11/2020 to 1/17/2020
- Wind Slabs - Skier triggered and natural wind slab avalanches reported on 1/11, human triggered on 1/12, and 1/15, and human triggered and natural avalanches on 1/16 and 1/17. One partial burial on 1/15
- Storm Slabs / Persistent Slabs - Avalanche on 1/15 - unknown trigger. Human triggered and natural avalanches on 1/16 and 1/17. Full burial on 1/17.
General Snowpack Structure:
- Light snow showers and strong winds until midweek.
- Storm with up to 2 ft of snow and gale-force winds starting midday 1/16 continuing through the night.