Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddie's

Route & General Observations

April Fool’s joke on us all with the 2024 sneaker storm of the year! Rallied into Eddie’s parking lot and stepped out into knee deep snow at 9:30 a.m. and then toured 8 clients up to 2100′ on Eddie’s for two laps.

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Observer Comments

Rapid loading precip throughout the day and active warming as the day progressed with all the trees shedding their bombs, creating roller balls. As the smoke cleared at 4:30 p.m. driving away noticed lots of wet loose debris on Seattle Ridge and up the Seattle Creek drainage.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Obscured skies and dumping from 9:30 to 3:30 when skies began to clear. Temps hovered around freezing but were on the rise as we exited 36 at parking lot at 4:30. At one point in day, 2" accumulated on my backpack from top of run to bottom of run. Probably 6" of new throughout day.

Snow surface

Snow was damp heavy powder without wind affect and ski penetration breaking trail ranged from 35-55 cms in some spots. Not easy to ski.


No formal tests were done, but small test slopes easily avalanched with the storm snow failing on the crust. 280 HS at 800' .

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