Cracking and Collapsing, Battle Ridge

Battle Ridge
Bridger Range
Code
Latitude
45.88230
Longitude
-110.88200
Notes

Skiers near Battle ridge found poor snow structure and experienced cracking and collapsing in the snowpack. From the email: "Throughout our tour we experienced "whoomping" and cracking, some localized and some larger. Upon further inspection, the snowpack was basically new snow (making up half of the pack) and large depth hoar (the lower half of the pack) HS 50-150 depending on wind-loading. Things were most reactive in areas where cover was thinner. Snow surface was moist on solar aspects as the afternoon progressed." - C. Pruden

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Slab Thickness units
centimeters