October 17

2-3" at 8500'.

snow making

4-6" at 10'000'.

meadow skippin

Old surface is the ground or a supportable melt freeze crust.

ballroom snow pit

Winds from the north have drifted areas near ridgelines.

Those drifts were sensitive


Even though I was out for a few hours during the snow showers, depths did not change very fast, if at all.

Most areas below 9'500' were lacking snow, except where shaded or skier compacted prior to the storm, limiting currently available ski terrain.

Concerns would be added weight on pre existing firm surfaces and density changes within the new snow, stepping down to that layering.

Increased potential for long running slides in steep upper elevation shady areas retaining old snow, especially those with wind drifting..


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