Observation: Turnagain

Location: Eddy's

Route & General Observations

Generally good skiing. Two skiers in front of us put in a really good skin track through the trees which minimized exposure to hazard from above, really appreciated that.
Just a dusting of new snow at the trailhead -> Evidence of freezing rain for awhile along the trail -> Transitioned to full snow between 450ft-700ft elevation ->. new snow depth increased from there until above tree line when the snow was well scoured.
Visible slopes on Wolverine and Tincan looked scoured to the ground.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snow surface

Wind affected powder skiing.


Elevation 1720, NW 300deg Aspect, 27deg slope angle. Wind loaded spot.

Height of snow 128cm
Old facets at ground to 10cm
4 finger from 10-55cm
obvious soft Buried Surface Hoar layer at 55cm, 2-3cm feathers
4 finger from 55cm - 115cm
New/Old snow interface at about 115cm
Fist hard from 115cm - 128cm

CT 13 at the new/old snow interface
CT 22 on the buried surface hoar layer, sudden planar.