North Fork Fish Creek (Dome)

Date

02/14/2020

Location

Day #

56

Ski Partners

Drew Hyde

Route

Weather

HSN24

4"

HSN48

12"

Precip

None

Sky

Clear

Winds

Light from SW and increasing

Temps

20F in AM rising to 28F in PM @ Tower

Ski Pen

40cm

Foot Pen

60cm

Weather Forecast

Gorgeous bluebird day. Winds were calm in the AM increasing to Mod SW by late PM

Avalanche Forecast

Rating

2,2,1

Hazard

Small to large wind slabs N-E-SE @ TL & ATL
Dry loose on steep slopes all asp & elev
Tree bombs

Snowpack Observations

Traveled primarily on S and N facing terrain btw 9000-10200′ BTL. HS 250-300cm on N terrain. HN48 35cm & HN72 55cm, light density. Powdercats also reporting similar amounts (HST 22″) on Soda over the past 72hrs. Lots of natural activity on S-SE facing slopes as soon as the sun came out resulting in multiple Loose Dry’s to Sz 1.5 running 800ft to valley floor. No results in stability tests on N asp @ 9700, 35*: ECTX, CTN.

Riding Quality

A++ on cold aspects with face shots galore. Southerlies got cooked and developed a 1cm+ sun crust by day’s end.

More pics here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QcBWb9CTgHwgXjdJ7

Photos

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