State of the Snowpack for 3/28/2020 - 4/3/2020

Dates of the Week: 
3/28/2020 to 4/3/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
  • Persistent Slab - 1 reported (snowmobile triggered
  • Wind Slab - 3 reported (all skier triggered)
  • Loose Wet - None reported.  Minor and limited roller balls

 

General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Buried surface hoar layer has continued to gain strength, was removed from forecast problems on April 3rd.
  • Warm and wet conditions on Tuesday March 31 created crusts on most aspects up to 8500'
  • Melt freeze conditions continue to develop on most aspects and elevations
Weather Events: 
  • 4 to 6'' of storm snow during March 28-30
  • Light storm winds increasing post storm to gale force
  • Warm temperatures with light rain/mist event on Tuesday March 31 up to 8500'
  • Continued windy with below average temperatures