Observation: Girdwood

Location: Berg Peak, Kern/Winner Creek Divide

Route & General Observations

Skied on Berg Peak along the Kern/Winner divide today. The skiing was good on
the S and W aspects, although generally a bit slabbier than Turnagain was
yesterday. 10-40cm slabs were present on all but the most protected pockets
above 2000′. We did not see any signs of these slabs failing. They seem to be
well bonded to the underlying snow. We noted hard hand shear on Q2 (and
sometimes Q3) surfaces, and hard compression failures. These slabs are soft
(4F/F) and are still skiing well.