Week in Review for 12/30/2017 - 1/5/2018

Dates of the Week: 
12/30/2017 to 1/5/2018
Avalanche Problems: 

 

General Snowpack Structure: 

 

  • Mid to upper snowpack faceting
  • Isolated hard wind slabs in near treeline and above treeline terrain.  Isolated soft slabs in below treeline terrain.
  • Wet surface snow, with buried facet layer dry to moist.
Weather Events: 
  • High pressure continued early in the week
  • Pattern change with warm storm cycle late week.  Rain up to 8000' +.  Up to 2-4'' of new snow above 8000'.