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Bachelor Butte

Observation Date/Time:
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 - 10:41 AM
Powdr Corp Patriots
Three Sisters Area / 8600'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   No Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Sky Conditions:
Broken (5/8 - 7/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
Snow / S-1 Very light snow
Wind Direction/Speed:
SW / Light: 1-16 mph

Written Report:
Toured up the east side of bachelor butte. The new snow from last night filled in the bottom of most of the gully’s, but rime covered blue ice is still prevalent on all areas exposed to the wind. Winds were light to moderate out of the SSW. Very little snow was available for transport, but the snow that had blown into leeward slopes seemed well bonded to the rime/ice layer. No reactivity was observed in the wind deposited snow on isolated test slopes and no Shooting cracks or whumpfing was observed.

Ski quality was acceptable in the pockets where new snow had collected, but wind scoured areas were still very icy.

Skies were broken with occasional sunshine, temperature was 22f at 1pm at 8600’.