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Dec 3rd, 2014    Wagner
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Dec 6th, 2014    Andy Moderow
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Dec 11th, 2014    TGlassett
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Dec 17th, 2014    TGlassett
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Dec 17th, 2014    Alex McLain
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Announcements

We will be issuing advisories 5 days a week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday) until Christmas week when we will begin with 7 day a week advisories. Keep doing your snow dance!!
Turnagain Advisory
Friday, December 19th 2014
The avalanche danger continues to be CONSIDERABLE in the alpine today.  Dense slabs up to 3' in depth could be triggered by skiers and riders between 2,500-4,000’ in elevation.  Avoidance of terrain over 35 degrees and trigger points such as steep rollovers and areas with thin snow coverage will be critical today. In the treeline elevations, between 1,000-2,500’, the danger is MODERATE.  Slabs up to 2’ in depth could be triggered in steep terrain and areas where the overall snowpack is more shallow.  Avalanches initiated in the higher elevations have the potential to run down into this elevation band today. Below treeline zero to a few inches of snow sit on the ground.  Rocks, stumps and open water are the main issues you will encounter at this elevation.Yesterday a skier trigge …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, December 13th 2014
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
The snowpack took a beating over the past week.  Southerly flow over the entire region was responsible for unusual weather for early December.  The beginning of the week, from the 7th to the 9th saw warm temperatures and rain up to approximately 2,500’ in elevation.  Since then the thermometer has dipped into the teens and 20sF.  As a result there is now a crust on all aspects 2,500’ and below.  Several days and nights of clear skies has allowed for the development of surface hoar in op …
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