conditions check Sardine to Voodoo

Location Name: 
N+ATL Voodoo Bowl
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00
Location Map: 

Observation made by: Professional Observer
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured from Sardine Meadows to Above Voodoo Bowl to check on current snow conditions.  As you could imagine, favorable riding/skiing conditions are heavily aspect and timing dependent.  Below about 8,800' very thin snowpack with bare ground and rock in the flats and in south facing terrain.  Average snow depth in Sardine Meadows proper was between 45-60cm with 2cm moist surface at 11:00am.  Above Sardine through the trees was very patchy till above 9,000'.  NTL its still possible to get into pockets of soft, cold snow and find enjoyable skiing and snowmachining on protected, northerly terrain.  At around 9,300' on a north aspect near ridgeline observed 10-15cm of cold 4F snow on supportable old windslab, PS 10cm and HS over 100cm.  Around the corner from this location on SE facing terrain was an HS 70cm with upper 5cm moist/soft, PS 5cm.  This terrain near the end of good corn skiing window by 11:45am.  At 10,100' at 1pm, east aspect, observed refrozen surfaces with 5-7cm moist snow down to another thin crust, dry snow below.  Alpine conditions a mix of pockets of soft and carvable to wind board to firm and refrozen.  Did not find any signs of instability today.  No new wet loose or roller balls observed.  

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

9.5 deg C at 11:40am, NTL.  Calm winds for most of the day,  L at ridgetop from the NW early afternoon.  Increasing clouds throughout the day.