Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunnyside uptrack

Route & General Observations

Toured Sunnyside uptrack to check out how the snowpack is finally developing into something.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

None observed.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Beautiful sunny, cold and calm day. Felt like winter, woop woop.
Air temp -8C. No precipitation or wind.

Snow surface

2mm graupel from road to ridgeline.
Variable crust at the upper part of snowpack impacting travel especially below 2000'.
Ski quality above 2000' very good.


@Parking lot: HS 10cm. 2cm meltfreeze crust covered by 2cm of new snow.
@ 2000': HS 60cm. Started to lose the crust; more soft snow on top.
@ 2500': HS 90cm. Dug a pit next to the skin track. Top snowpack consisted of 20cm of soft new snow and another 38cm of 1F rounds above numerous meltfreeze crusts. ECTP20BRK @30cm below a meltfreeze crust. Did not find Nov 23 buried surface hoar in our pit location. See pit graph.

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