Observation: Turnagain

Location: TinCan Backdoor/ Center Ridge

Route & General Observations

Groups split up for snow pack observations. Two groups up Tin Can backdoor to about 1750 ft and one group up Center Ridge to about 1300 ft. No notable test results.

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

Overcast skies, moderate to warm temps, lightly snowing through most of the afternoon.

Snow surface

4 inches of light fluffy on top of rain crust.


Light snow on the surface, with an ice crust below. BSH down 50cm in the Center Ridge pit. Various crusts. January facets appear to be rounding, 1F hard and well bonded but slightly weaker at higher elevations. Generally stable snowpack.

No notable formal test results CTN, EXCTX, BSH release down 50cm on overdrive for ECT.