Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddies

Route & General Observations

Eddies to 2,300 feet today.
Tincan common yesterday.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Sunny. Valley fog all day that stopped at Turnagain Pass proper.
Temps around 20 to mid 20's F.
Calm winds, some light southerly winds in am.

Snow surface

Surface Hoar (6-8mm) from parking lot to 2,300 feet, widespread in area traveled, all on soft (fist hard) snow.
Ski pen 40cm up to treeline, 20cm above treeline.


No formal tests done on Eddies today.
Yesterday we dug a snowpit at treeline on Tincan common, ECTX within new storm snow, January facet layer of concern was 150cm deep, very obvious and still weak.