State of the Snowpack for 1/22/2022 - 1/28/2022

Dates of the Week: 
1/22/2022 to 1/28/2022
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Near surface facets developing on the snow surface in some areas. 
  • 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: 
  • NE winds for most of the week. Calm on 1/28.
  • Cold and clear 1/22, 1/25, 1/27
  • Warmer than normal on 1/23, 1/24, 1/26, 1/28
  • Mostly clear all week.