Date of Observation: 11/07/2015
Aspect: North East, East, South East, South, South West
Elevation: 9000 – 11400
Avalanches: No slab avalanche activity. Many steep cliff areas shed dry point releases during storm.
Weather: clear skies with very occasional light winds. Temp was 8 f at 9am at TH. temp in the sun at 11400 was 35 f at noon.
Snowpack: On sunny aspects the snowpack consisted mostly of new snow with only a few patches of old crust underneath higher up. Shaded aspects had 1mm facets underneath new snow. One location on a ENE 35* roll at 11200 had 5cm basal crust , 35cm 1mm facets, 45 cm new snow. Tests showed both interfaces had not bonded well. Snowpack overall showed signs of settlement which made riding conditions more supportable. Noticed only small amount of wind effect snow up high on NE flanks of Richmond.