Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: South Fork - North side of the Nipple

Route & General Observations

Took advantage of a blue bird Friday on the AV T-bar. I was able to look across the valley at the Nipple and North Bowl. The Nipple had a new small cornice break, an older looking crown on the lower ridge below the cornice break, and a newer looking crown on the in the middle of the photo lower on the ridge of the Nipple. There was a 2nd older crown as well, closer to point 972. Might be helpful for skiers looking to ski North Bowl.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Blue bird, 54 in the AV parking lot, very light wind <10mph

Snow surface

Hot pow under the t-bar to chair 1. Firmer conditions on the north east slope skiers right of t-bar. Isothermal snow reported in the south bowls off Gordon Lyon.

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