Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Treeline

Route & General Observations

Storm laps in Tincan trees to look at the amount of recent snow and to see any recent avalanche activity.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Skies cleared around noon and we had good visibility to Tincan common. No avalanche activity up in the alpine by 1pm.
We did observe small D1 sluffs from yesterday or within the storm below treeline. The new snow was starting to get more cohesive after little bit of sun, we noticed few fresh D1 storm slabs in the trees.

Some cracking on last lap, no whumpfs.

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

Below freezing road to treeline.
Snowing heavy at times in the morning, then scattered.
No wind in the trees, but some light wind in the morning @ treeline.

Snow surface

Lots of new snow! Good quality skiing, but almost too much snow to make turns in the terrain that was available on High danger day. Not complaining.....


We dug a pit at treeline. 4'/120cm of storm snow from the Thanksgiving storms.
We did not do formal tests, as we were too lazy to set up for PST for basal facets or BSH.

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