State of the Snowpack for 2/6/2021 - 2/12/2021

Dates of the Week: 
2/6/2021 to 2/12/2021
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Storm snow from 2/11 did not bond well to old snow surfaces. 
  • Variable snow and crusts on the surface prior to the 2/11 storm.
  • Late January storm snow gaining strength.
  • Old deep weak layers including Jan 22 crust/facet combo and Dec 11 facets gaining strength but some isolated unstable test results still occurred in isolated areas where snowpack was shallow.
Weather Events: 
  • NE wind event on 2/6/21
  • Clear weather through 2/8/21
  • Light snow and rain event on 2/9/21
  • Storm with 1+ ft. of snow and W/SW winds overnight on 2/11/21