NW slope outside Schweitzer.

Location Name: 
5800’ elevation NW slope outside Schweitzer ski area boundary.
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:15
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United States
48° 21' 50.2128" N, 116° 38' 57.2172" W

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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
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Last weeks snow is consolidating a little but still pretty loose and great powder skiing.  2-3 inches of really light fresh snow on top from the last couple days.  

Dug a quick pit at 5800’, WNW, 33 degree slope.

 Total depth to ground is 53”.  

CT15 at 16” down

CT23 at 28” down (this is the thick rain crust with a good size pocket of hoar on top).

 ECTN at 16” and 28”.  

Skied mellower slopes and saw no activity.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
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