Big sky area obs

Big sky area obs


We found 2-3" of storm snow from 6700' to about 8000' on a south southeast aspect.  New snow height increased above 8000', topping out at 6-8" at the ridge at 9600'. It snowed lightly all day. There was a stout melt freeze crust on the slope all the way up to the ridge below the new snow.

From the ridge, we descended a north facing slope and found great skiing with some surface sluffing, no surface slab, and no obvious signs of instability.  There were no signs of wind loading where we were and the wind was light and variable all day.  

After ascending and regaining the ridge, we descended the dust on crust on the south southeast aspect that we ascended in the morning.

Northern Madison
Observer Name
Josh Lipkowitz