Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Eklutna, thunderbird pk & bold r

Route & General Observations

We took a sled (easy) and bush (slow) approach to ski on N and NW aspects of thunderbird and the bowl to its NE. It had little wind effect from the past week. Skiing DF and FCns with slow low volume sluff. Two Small R1D1 wind slabs were ski cut at ridge too. They were formed in the last 2 hrs from the moderate SE winds. A group of 6 said the found similar conditions on Bold ~E facing coulis and ski cut a D1 windslab that ran the length ~1000’. Wind slabs that were forming were <20cm thick, small area and touchy. Skiing exceeded low expectations. Bush descent was easy/more rapid due to supportable snpk.