Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Penguin

Route & General Observations

Hiked and skied the South face of Penguin Sunday morning. Due to time constraints the skiing was early when snow was still hard. New ice at sea level in the parking lot puddles still present at 8:30 AM. Still frozen snow surface to snow line upon descent at 11. Skiable snow to approximately 1,000 feet. Several relatively recent avalanches visible in the North bowl of Penguin on N and W aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear, calm, below freezing overnight at sea level.