State of the Snowpack for 1/29/2022 - 2/4/2022

Dates of the Week: 
1/29/2022 to 2/4/2022
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. Many southerly aspects in the southern half of the forecast area are starting to melt out.
Weather Events: 
  • NE winds 1/29 and 1/31-2/4. Gale force NE wind event on 2/1-2/2 with gusts up to 144 mph.
  • Cold temperatures 2/1-2/3
  • Warmer than normal on 1/29-1/31
  • Mostly sunny all week.