Redtop

RED FLAGS
Wind
Intense precipitation
Observation Date/Time:
Sat, Jan 11, 2020 - 6:00 PM
Reporter(s):
iryna
Location/Elevation:
Willamette Pass Area
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   No Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Temperature:
28°C
Sky Conditions:
Overcast (> 7/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
Snow

Written Report:
Toured up Redtop on Saturday. The weather was windy with heavy sporadic snow precipitation. Breaking trail was challenging. We found some sheltered slopes on the NE side of the peak. The wind was building slabs and cornices on the top of ridges, but the skiing was fun in the trees. We skied ~30 degree slopes, created some sluff but otherwise no signs of instability. Above 6000 ft the snowpack was pretty uniform on the E and NE aspects where we toured, we didn't find old rain crust. We did not observe any avalanche activity but considering the amount of fresh snow, we stayed clear of sleep slopes.

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