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Mar 12, 2022
We went for a walk up Mt. Troy in the afternoon. Found people had already skied many laps on the mellow lines and several laps on the flanks of Mt. Troy, even venturing onto some steep lee features without any reactivity. I dug a quick test pit at 2400ft on a steep open roll below  [ Read More ]
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Heavy new snow from Thursday night/Friday. Observed natural avalanches on showboat ridge. Made a plan for mellow terrain given new snow on crust.  [ Read More ]
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Mar 11, 2022
Showboat  [ Read More ]
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Mar 7, 2022
Warm west facing snow. Big wet sluff and rollerballs on slow boat entrance.  [ Read More ]
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Dug a pit at 2700′ NE aspect of Tabletop. We found 2 reactive weak layers in the top 12″ of the snowpack, but did not see any propagation. We also saw 3 avalanches that probably occurred during the storm on Saturday (one on Hogsback, one on the NW face of False Troy, and one on  [ Read More ]
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Feb 27, 2022
Normal route up above Porcupine to Wedding Bowl then over to FCK shoulder.  [ Read More ]
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Feb 26, 2022
Main Troy chutes about 3rd chute from skier’s right. About 4” crown with crack running across top of chute and most of the way down. I set it off making left-hand turn and saw crack shoot out. I wasn’t able to fully ski out of slide, but never swept off feet. About 4-5” slid on  [ Read More ]
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Feb 24, 2022
Dug a pit on a North facing aspect at 2500′. CT 14 35cm and ECTP 22 Q2 35cm. Failed on a 5cm thick ice crust above facets. Saw the crown of one small D1 avalanche that occurred within Tuesday night’s storm snow.  [ Read More ]
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Feb 21, 2022
Skied Jumbo couloir Monday afternoon: With exception of entrance (which was quite wind hammered) couloir snow was mildly but not severely wind affected, chalky quality and stable, no signs of instability. Made me suspect that wind likely prevented/eliminated any potential surface hoar formation that otherwise would’ve occurred from clear skies Sunday night. Very firm/icy snow  [ Read More ]
Up wedding bowl and onto backside of Ben Stewart on both Sunday and Monday. We observed stable snow conditions. Sunday encountered a shallow 5cm of fresh snow on workable crust. On Monday, some small wind slabs and sun effected snow.  [ Read More ]