Snow Observations List

Centennial Range
Ski Hill
Getting worse at Lionhead and Centennials

Both the Lionhead area and the nearby Centennial Range in Idaho have a similar snowpack. About 20-25" are on the ground consisting of weak, faceted, sugary snow. Riding is supportable, but we tiptoed around Lionhead because of rocks.Snow and wind are forecasted in the oming week. This snowpack will become unstable quickly. I expect to see cracking, whumpfs and recent avalanche activity. Small avalanhes on road cuts or creek banks are bulls-eye data that big avalanches are likely. Be careful, pay attention and stay clear of creeks and other terrain traps where even a small slide can be deadly. We made a video that outlines our concern which is posted on the Centennials page.

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Centennial Range
Centennials - Montana
Hellroaring
Incident details include images

Observed 24" of snow in leeward aspects at an elevation of 7700'. West faces above 7000' appeared scoured and bare to the ground, limited coverage. In sheltered south facing areas where snow hadn't been scoured, a stout breakable crust existed near the surface. Old snow snow was faceted to the ground, ski poles easily penetrating dirt. Below 7000' skiing was not possible due to low coverage, relegating our party to skin on the summer trailhead in and out of Hellroaring.

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