Remarkably weak snowpack requires caution

Submitted by Alex Marienthal on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 17:22

In 9 years of avalanche forecasting I have not seen a snowpack so weak. When I thought the snowpack was bad in past seasons, it wasn’t this bad. Almost every season we have weak, sugary faceted snow near the bottom of the snowpack, and at least half the time the weak snow is a problem all season. Professionals with longer careers have seen few, if any, winters with as poor stability as this winter. 

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