Out on skis today
17th January 2020
The very strong winds which have been blowing all this week eased a bit today allowing a few ski lifts to run. There was a reasonable gain in snow at the start of the week but yesterday it rained to summit level. The temperature then dropped and the wet snow surface froze to give conditions that feel quite icy on skis but mostly breakable crust on foot. Some fresh snow overnight and today has left some pockets of windslab and soft snow where the skiing is good. The main area of avalanche hazard is on steep slopes where the windslab has accumulated to a significant depth.
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