CNFAIC LogoCNFAIC Logo

Observations

Region: Hatcher Pass
Location: Microdot
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

Alaska Avalanche school level 1 toured up to lower microdot for snow pit day. we saw skiers on eldorado bowl, Marmot and microdot skiing steep slopes without incident. Ski quality was high, but snow from last storm was hiding rocks and other obstacles.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

Test slope on marmot appeared to have a small slide

Weather

Weather

Cold, with calm to light winds

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Decomposing storm snow that appeared to be faceting.

Snowpack

Pits had very poor structure, moderate strength, and low to moderate propagation. CTs were results were in the teens failing on facets below melt freeze crust. ECT results were moderate with propagation on the melt freeze crust 80cm's down. We also experienced failures on the buried near surface facets below pencil hard wind slab at 30cms.



USFS SNOW AND AVALANCHE HOTLINE (907) 754-2369
If you have comments or questions regarding CNFAIC operations or winter recreation management, please email staff@chugachavalanche.org
© 2019 Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. All rights reserved.
FCNFAIC
Donate
If you think a public avalanche
center is important then we urge
you to become a member & donate.


PickClickGive