Week in Review for 12/1/2017 - 12/8/2017

Dates of the Week: 
12/1/2017 to 12/8/2017
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Hard wind slabs of variable thickness on top of older near surface facets near and above treeline interspersed with scoured areas. Wind slabs most prominent on NW aspects.
  • Wind scoured surfaces in areas exposed to NE wind events.
  • Lingering unconsolidated storm snow in areas of shade and NE wind protection.
  • Some areas of well developed near surface facets remain near the snow surface on northerly aspects.
  • Melt-freeze surface conditions on solar aspects.
Weather Events: 
  • Storm event on Dec 2-3
  • Very strong high pressure building since storm event.
  • Gale force NE winds on Dec 4-5