Skinned to 5400' from resort and skied S-SW facing slope to 4600'. Then North facing slopes from 5400' to 3,600' and West slopes from 5,800 to 3700'.
Jan. 12, 2017, 6 p.m. PST
Weather: Clear skies, calm winds, no precip. Temps were between -5.5 and -7.5c
Snowpack: Surface forms are a mixed bag of flat SH (3-6mm) in sheltered areas, FCsf, and PPsd, all about .5mm. Top 10cm of snow is F hardness and lacks slab properties. HS 230cm at 5600'. Hand pits had hard shears that were planar on windslabs formed post New Years and Jan 9 snow interfaces about 20cm down. Snow temp down 20cm was -10.5c at 5,400'
Area Description: Stevens Pass--Susan Jane Peak to Christmas Bowl to Wenatchee Bowl.
Avalanches: None. Ski tests showed not results on terrain in the 35-40 degree range on a variety of aspects Btl and Ntl.
Observation by Matt Hartman
Did you see any avalanches? No
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No