Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan

Route & General Observations

Standard up route to the upper portion of hippy bowl. We descended hippy bowl, traversed back to the uptrack then descended one of the lower south facing alder slopes to the creek. Generally 2-3 inches of low density snow on a variety of firm subsurfaces. Light south winds were slightly loading north aspects on the ridge, otherwise no wind effect or signs of instability in our travels. Variable subsurface, generally fun skiing with just enough ice patches around to keep you on your toes.

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

Light south wind, No temps recorded but brrrr it was cold.

Snow surface

2-3 in of new light density snow, very little wind effect


It did feel like there could be some soft windslabs lurking on N aspects on Tincan.