Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Granite Mountain

Route & General Observations

Nice tour from Independence Mine, thru Gold Chord Mine and up the northeast aspect of Granite Mountain. Little windblown near the top but otherwise very nice skiing with no red flags seen.

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

Sunny, fresh snow, no wind. Started at about 8 degrees but warmed into the 20s. Northeast aspect was safe from solar affect, but saw signs of warming on southern exposure.

Snow surface

Still lots of fresh snow. Wind crust near summit.


No sign of instability during informal tests.