Pocaterra Ridge

kirstenwilson1996

Pretty good skiing at Pocaterra today. Alpine heavily wind affected & thin. Stuck to the trees. Hefty upside-down storm today. -5 & light snow this AM, +3 & heavy snow at 2pm + strong gusts. Turned to rain during the drive home. 4 reasonably large & loud (?loose dry) events off Tyrwhitt's east face throughout the day. Vis was poor. Caught a glimpse of one powder cloud ~sz 2-2.5. Wet surface snow with heavy cohesive properties by end of day. HST 20cm & nuking when we left HS 55cm. Snowpit shallow & findings unremarkable. No whumpfing or shooting cracks.

Snow conditions were: Wet. Weather conditions were: Stormy. We rode: Mellow slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.