Thu, Mar 5, 2020 - 5:05 PM
Broken Top Area / 8000'
Ski or Snowboard
Few (1/8 - 2/8)
Height of Snow (HS):
SW / Strong: 26-38 mph
Today we toured into the crater of Broken Top and towards No Name lake (south, southeast and east slopes).
We observed no avalanche problems and no cracking or whumpfing.
The snow surface was a variety of ice crust to wind affected snow. Due to strong winds, the surface did not soften up as much as we anticipated (even on sunny slopes). Boot penetration was 3cm and ski penetration was 1cm.
Winds were moderate with strong gusts from the Southwest.
We saw small cornices on east facing ridges and no signs of cornice breaks.