schweitzer snowpit

Location Name: 
upper headwall
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:45
Location Map: 
United States
48° 22' 17.8752" N, 116° 38' 22.2036" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

dug in a sheltered area that was not wind loaded. the most reactive layer was about 16cm down, underneath a melt freeze crust. Otherwise there wasn't anything that stood out, just a lot of new snow. I did not dig all the way to the mid dec surface hoar or nov 29 rain crust.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

the skiing was variable but fun in places.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

The winds from the night before gusted at 90mph, there was significant wind loading off of ridge tops. there was a period of above freezing temps the day before this pit was dug.