HWY. 20 , N.C.H. , Cuthroat Arena.
Jan. 1, 2018, 12:03 p.m. PST
Weather: Partly sunny , low teens in valley ,high 20s on summit . No wind . good visibility 20 +mi.
Snowpack: See above .
Area Description: S.E. -S.W. aspect , 4000'-6700' inversion in effect locally , widespread hoar frost 4mm. + in all open slopes ,glades to ridgelines. Wind affected snow in the alpine as well as thickening , settling at all elevations. Snowpack reactive to aggressive skicutting on convex steep rollover features down to the previous hoar layer , about 16 " - 24" depth of failure with no propagation and running no more than 50 '. Remote triggering was also observed on 12-30 on N.-aspect at 4500'-5000' open scree field 30 deg. slope on 2 convex rollovers 200' from skier trigger at treed edge of opening. Both settled within 30' , 6" stepping down 10" more.
Avalanches: Yes , see above !
Observation by Early Winters Pro. Skier Deprograming Sanctuaryry None
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No