Lower Ski Lake

Location Name: 
Ski Lake Drainage
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:00
Location Map: 



Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Quick pit at 9500' on a NW aspect to look for the near-surface facet/crust combo observed in VA Lakes and other localities.  Similar structure present in this location however facets seemed less developed.  It was difficult to identify the failure rating at this interface with ECT provocation (mushy ECTN X2).  Q2 planar quality with repeated results in column test.  

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Winds began to increase just after 2pm prior to our exit.