Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

Route & General Observations

Standard uptrack

Limited parking throughout the pass


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

Temps in the teens to mid 20's °F
Cloud cover went from obscured to partly cloudy
Calm winds
No current precip.

Snow surface

8" powder from late 2.25

By mid afternoon we could see some recent surface instability on steep east and southeast aspects. From afar, it looked like it was surface snow (suspect the 8" from 2/25) initiated and sluffing from exposed rock and tree areas.


West aspect
HS 225cm
Ski/boot pen. 25cm/50cm

No notable testpit results from ECT or PST as we tested beyond the January facets.
We were in a slightly wind loaded area and found the January facets (1mm rounding facets) ↓120cm
Harness profile:
225-200: F
200-190: 4F
190-178: 1F
178-163: 4F
163-105: 1F
105-95: F (Top of Jan. Facets)
95-80: 4F
80-60: F

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.