Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: The Dippery

Route & General Observations

Traveled road system to upper IM bowl, skied road run twice, toured The Dippery (Bonsai trees) down low near Mile 10.

Avalanche Details
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Avalanche Details

No recent slab avalanches observed since 1/27.

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Observer Comments

No Cracking, Collapsing, or Avalanches observed today.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Skeetawk (1400') 22-24F all day
Frostbite (2700') hovered around 23F all day
IM Snotel (3550') dropping 20 to 18F through day
Marmot (4500') 15 dropping to 13F through day
Snowing all day less than 1" / hour, S<1 observed @ 1200-3500'

Snow surface

3" low density new snow over last 24 hours observed from 1200-3500'
0.75" thick rain crust buried under 2" new snow was observed from road up to approximately 2000'.
Above 2000', recent rain crust was patchy and fragile until it disappeared above 2500'.


Moderate structure, moderate to high strength, low but varied propagation, entire snowpack's crystal structure has been rounding for over a month due to mild warm temperatures, tired snowpack.
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