State of the Snowpack for 2/12/2022 - 2/18/2022

Dates of the Week: 
2/12/2022 to 2/18/2022
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Well established melt-freeze on solar aspects.
  • Near surface facets in upper snowpack on wind protected and semi wind protected NW-N-NE aspects
  • Near surface facets buried under shallow new snow and in very isolated locations by wind slab.
  • Mid and basal snowpack strong and well consolidated on northerly aspects.
  • Increasing amounts of bare ground on southerly aspects.
Weather Events: 
  • Cold front passage mid week.
  • 2 to 6 inches of new snow
  • Gale force NE winds following the cold front.
  • Warming late in the week.