Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Snowbird Approach

Route & General Observations

We toured up towards Snowbird to see what the 60mph winds did to the snowpack…as expected we found extremely variable conditions from wind slabs anywhere from 2-6 inches thick to faceted snow that dominated the top 30-40cm of the snowpack.

We performed two Rutschblock Tests where there were clearly thick wind slabs with positive results: RB 2 and RB 3.

Ski quality was poor but weather was prime with no wind and partly sunny skies.

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