State of the Snowpack for 1/8/2022 - 1/14/2022

Dates of the Week: 
1/8/2022 to 1/14/2022
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Deep and well consolidated snowpack below the surface.
  • Melt/freeze conditions on southerly aspects. Variable surfaces on other aspects including firm crusts, breakable crusts, wind-hammered areas, and some pockets of unconsolidated snow on crusts. 
Weather Events: 
  • High pressure with above average temperatures and inversion conditions through 1/13/22
  • Weak dry cold front on 1/13/22-1/14/22
  • Strong SW winds on 1/13/22
  • Strong NE-E winds on 1/14/22