Observation: Douglas Island

Location: Eaglecrest Ski Area - Powder Patch wx station

Route & General Observations

Skied from Eaglecrest summit down Most to Powder Patch wx station. Most was generally scalped of all new surface snow down to the super crust. Lower angle slopes skied well with a combination of new snow and wind deposited snow over the crust. Mid elevation slopes still very shrubby!

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Observer Comments

High winds and snowfall just starting. Will new snow bond to exposed super crust?

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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@1300 Eaglecrest summit 24F,winds 35mph, gusts to 58mph @115°. Pow Patch 26F, winds 15 to 25mph @180°. S-1

Snow surface

Light new snow on surface with ski penetration down 6cm to a super crust. Super crust is solid and challenging to penetrate with probe or shovel. Skis well in areas where crust remains covered.


See attached pit

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