Recreational Observation

Stevens Pass

March 4, 2018, 11 p.m. PST

Weather: Increasing clouds all day, X for the majority of the afternoon and early evening, S-1 becoming S1, Winds Light West, HST 8cm, High temp -3C, Low Temp -5C

Snowpack: We dug in an area where the 2/23 MFcr was present but was pretty unreactive in our profile tests. however unfortunately the 2/13 FC layer will very slowly rounding remains a low-likelihood high consequence concern. We observed 3x CTN, 3x CTM/H SP/Q1 @115cm (2/13 FCxr), EXTN, EXCP 24 @115cm (2/13 FCxr), PST 48/115 End @115cm 2/13 FCxr. Skied slopes to 42 Degrees with only sluffing. No wind slab observed in the Below Tree Line elevation band. All southerly aspects around Stevens Pass developed a sun crust yesterday (March 3) that is 2-4cm in thickness and mostly ski supportable, but not always. However Northerly Aspects still skied fantastically.

Area Description: Stevens Pass, Skyline Ridge SSE Aspect

Observation by Ian Nicholson AIARE L2

Did you see any avalanches? No

Did you trigger any avalanches? No

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No