Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Hatcher trees mile 10

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack at mile 10. 6-8″ new snow on crust. Crust was hard enough that ski pole probes would not penetrate. Low density snow skied fast but turns were tough do to the thick crust. Ski turns never
broke through the crust. We topped out at tree line with wind gust starting to pick up.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Mostly sunny... surprise, surprise! 13 degrees. Calm winds at parking lot and gusts to 10 at tree line.

Snow surface

6-8" low density snow on supportable crust.


No formal pits.