Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/05/2018
Name: Eleven Snowcat Operation
Subject: Eleven Snowcat Operation
Weather: OVC throughout most of the day, clearing in the afternoon. Cold with high temps on the ridge of 3* today. Calm winds this morning increasing to moderate in the afternoon–gusting to 36. We did not observe the NW shift in winds this afternoon.
Snowpack: 6″ of new snow full refresh. Wind pressed snow up high from moderate SW winds overnight. We observed isolated cracking 1′ in front of the skis, Not reactive to ski cuts although we avoided suspect wind slab terrain today. Skied Far Out and ski cut a few wind drifts up to 16″ of snow with minimal cracking. Binge skied great with no signs of slab and swill, bender, candys looked not very loaded.