Rapid temperature rise
Sat, Mar 13, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack) / 5000'
Snow Conditions No Avalanche Activity
Ski or Snowboard
Sky Clear (<1/8)
Great skiing on the north aspects of Potato Hill. The north bowls were holding 3-5" of powder and denser windblown snow that was not reactive to ski cuts. Crust over 2-3" of fresh snow on other aspects. It was near 40 degrees at 8am over the pass.
Was able to kick off rollerballs on the north aspects while skiing. Also noticed minor natural activity coming off the cornices down into the bowl.
Saw remains of wet slide activity from Friday afternoon on North aspects as well. East and south aspects we're getting wet/dense by noon. Did not witness and slides or other activity.