Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatcher Pass, Service Road to Visitor Center

Route & General Observations

Skinned up and skied down service road to visitor’s center multiple times working with a beginning skier. Short outing due to increasingly inclement Wx.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments


Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Ovcst skies with light precipitation, rapidly dropping ceiling and increasing wind gusts. Temp approx 30-31F. At the time of the observation, wind gusts recorded at Marmot Wx station were 45 mph. Freezing line where rain drops turned to light snow fall appeared to be at the Marmot parking lot, 2800' eleva.

Snow surface

Some new snow and some wind blown old snow.


Approx. six inch depth.