Observation: Girdwood

Location: Max's

Route & General Observations

Typical route from Virgin Creek. Track through the trees was icy, once out of the trees we noticed a crust about 1 inch thick that lasted until about 2,000 feet then completely disappeared by 2,200 feet.

Overall, ski quality was light powder easy turns in the sun.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear sky. felt like a spring day

Snow surface

Icy in the trees, 1 in thick crust once out of the trees that disappears around 2,200 ft. Soft powder to the top.


Dug a pit at 2,100 feet.
HS 205 cm
Pit depth 150 cm
Hardness Profile:
0cm to 30 cm 4F
30 cm to 150 cm 1F
Instability test:

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