Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Chugach State Park

Route & General Observations

Mid day tour into Chugach State Park to capitalize on the new snow before winds come in.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly sunny, 28degrees. Winds were calm to non existent.

Snow surface

4-6" low density new snow from 3/15-16 sitting on a variety of surfaces from bare tundra to stiff wind board and semi-supportable sun crust. 1-2mm surface hoar found capping the soft surface.

Loose snow sluffing was slow and low enough volume to not be an issue on 35-45 degree northerly slopes. Really fun front range skiing.... Just gotta get it before the winds do!

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