Beautiful blue skies but very windy day around the Southwest Gulch cabin. Wind affected terrain, especially near the summits of the bowl. Cornices noted, some of which had let loose but overall stable snow pack. Found some nice runs on more protected angles. Gorgeous day overall!!
Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Sunny, Windy. We rode: Mellow slopes, Open trees. We avoided: Steep slopes. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.