Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: O'Malley

Route & General Observations

Toured from Glen Alps under Little O’Malley and False, to ski a line near O’Malley proper.
It took a lot of looking to find a snowpack deep enough for turns. Much of our 8 mile tour had a snow pack of just a few inches.

Above 3,000 ft and in steeper terrain there was high variability. We found the Thanksgiving Crust in a few places. We also found ice at the ground, and varying levels of stiff wind slab under several inches of loose new snow.
There was wide spread surface hoar, <1cm in size. And, single digit temps F were definitely faceting the thin snowpack.

No red flags, no tests done. Good powder turns were found in a narrow gully.

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