State of the Snowpack for 12/12/2020 - 12/18/2020

Dates of the Week: 
12/12/2020 to 12/18/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Facetted snowpack prior to the storms with a few crusts in the pack. Weakest facets near in the upper part of the snowpack prior to the storms.
  • This week's storm snow buried the facets (now known as the Dec 11 facets) about 10 to 16 inches in most places.
Weather Events: 
  • Small storm Friday night/Saturday morning with 2-4 inches of snow.
  • Larger storm on Sunday (afternoon and night) with 8-14 inches of snow
  • Small storm early Thursday morning with 3 to 6 inches of snow. 
  • SW winds during the storms and NE winds after the storms.