Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddie’s

Route & General Observations

Standard up track to the top of Eddie’s ridge, stopping in the short trees below the main head wall. We did 2 laps and the skiing was good.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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No wind all day, broken clouds and fog hanging over most of the Turnagain Pass peaks with some low ground fog drifting in and out along the highway over the course of the day. No precip. Around 18 degrees (F) at our high point at 2,100’ in the middle of the day.

Snow surface

No evidence of any wind transport anywhere. The new snow from yesterday was surprisingly light in the parking lot and all the way up to the top. No visible natural avalanches; just a lot of new snow. Some recent ski tracks from the past day or so are still visible.


Around 4-6 inches of new snow. We dug one pit at our high point at 2,100 feet (see pic). Hard to tell where the new snow ended and where the last snow layer started. We dug down to the top of the Thanksgiving crust (150 cm down). Snow slowly transitions to a harder snowpack the further we went down. We got ECTN12 about 20 cm down from the surface. We were able to get the entire block to come off on the TG crust and another crust just above the TG crust when we pried hard with the shovel. The TG crust was about 2 inches thick in our pit.

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