Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Front Range

Route & General Observations

Cold day today in the front range. Seems like all of Anchorage is out enjoying the great early season snow! I couldn’t count how many tracks were out there!!! No signs of avalanche activity on north or west aspects. Last storm snow sitting on Halloween base. No observable weakness in the interface at this time. There is surface hoar forming. We also observed 5-8mph ridge top breeze today from the North. No loading noted.

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Observer Comments

None observed

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear, cold (10f), slight north breeze on ridge.

Snow surface

Low density with growing surface hoar on very soft snow.


Around 16-18” Veteran’s day storm powder on top of a hard Halloween storm base.

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