Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Rae-Wallace Bowl/MicroDot West Ridge

Route & General Observations

Rae-Wallace Bowl/MicroDot West Ridge. 8″-24″ of new snow, wind-compacted with no wind crust on the surface

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Observer Comments

No signs of instability, no obvious natural release observed from recent storm.

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

From Marmot Wx station: 24F, winds E 12G16. New snow from Tuesday storm: 8-12" wind compacted but without a wind crust surface.

Snow surface

Wind compacted new snow (8"-24") along skin track. Surface hardness: F - 4F.


No pits dug. New snow sits on crust buried 8"-24" deep from ski-pole probing along route. No settling or shooting cracks.