Date of Observation: 04/03/2017
Name: Irwin Guides
Aspect: South, West
Avalanches: Travelled very little avalanche terrain today. Some rollerballs on west facing late afternoon (farout). no obvioud wet loose or windslabs observed in our terrain or surrounding backcountry.
Weather: Avalanche observations:
Clear skies transitioned to obscured by lunch time. NO significant snow accumulations during the day but s1 snow at 1645. Light westerly winds at ridgetop at 1600. High temperature of 31 at study plot, low 20s at 12,000ft.
Snowpack: Snow stayed cold above 11,300, N/BTL treeline snow become gloppy, slow, heavy. 5″ new snow at 8am, barely an inch all day. Did observe light windloading from WSW on Scarp, loading NW facing slopes, but did not investigate. Looked quite shallow if any wind slab development. West facing terrain 37º+ did rollerball when skied late afternoon.