Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: O'Malley Gully and Peak 3

Route & General Observations

Summary of 12/3 on O’Malley Gully and 12/4 on Peak 3.
No red flags observed.
High ski quality, enjoy the snow :)

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

12/3 wx:
Broken skies in evening on 12/3, Calm/light winds. Moderate temps.
12/4 wx:
Cooling and clearing. Few clouds, temps hovering just above single digits. Along ridgelines, moderate winds from N were transporting loose surface snow. Majority of snow below ridge tops remains unaffected.

Snow surface

About 15-25cm new, low density snow snow covering ground. 10cm ski pen. Wind scouring and deposition near ridge tops.


Below 2500': New light snow sitting on top of MF crust above ground.
Above 2500': Slightly more new light snow sitting above pencil hard rounds above ground. This base varied in depth (likely from previous wind exposure) from nearly nonexistent to 20+cm.