Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan Trees

Route & General Observations

Toured up from Center Ridge lot. It took us about 3.5 hours to make it to 1600′. We saw about 5′ of storm snow, and stuck to really mellow terrain. Of course, this meant we skied back down the skin track we had just put in.

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Observer Comments

SO much storm snow in the past 5 days!

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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It was snowing hard for most of the day, and by the time we got back to the parking lot there was about 6" snow on the cars. Winds were light and visibility was poor all day. The rain line was around 500' on our drive up and on the way back to town.

Snow surface

So much new snow that it was hard to move. Anything that is steep enough to get moving in that new snow was off the table because the avalanche conditions are so dangerous right now.


Rain line looked to have made it up to around 1100' overnight, and that layer had since been covered by about 1.5' snow.

Around 5' new snow at 1600', with a total snow depth around 10-12'. The 12'1 crust was buried 6' deep.

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