Ski Conditions

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Ski Conditions

Summited Brandywine peak. Visibility was in and out and winds were calm. Skins on at 1400m with 30cm HS and 7-10cm on a semi supportive thin crust. The crust petered out above 1850m and ski pen averaged 10-15cm. On the glacier the HS was 160-190cm at 2030m. No new avalanches observed, some cracking in isolated wind affected areas with no propagation. I suspect there could be isolated winds slabs to be found in the right locations but mild temps are settling things fast. The sun still has some punch when it comes out, so some old snowballing observed and suspect variable conditions on solar aspects. No ski cut results and overall the snowpack felt well settled. Ski quality deteriorated below 1800m.

Jeff Van Driel
ACMG Ski Guide

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