There really isn’t too much new to talk about as we enter the last weekend of our season. Snow conditions continue to deteriorate so expect icefall to still be a problem particularly in the center of the Ravine. Crevasses have made the main bowl look like an old cracked leather shoe that has sat out in an Arizona wash under a pear cactus. These long deep slots pepper the snowpack and have been the cause for many accidents in the past, keep clear of them. Be especially vigilant to avoid traveling over them as a fall down slope could put you into one of these large holes. We will be putting out our last advisories of the season over the next two days that will highlight any specific new concerns. Check these before moving above Hermit Lake.
The bottom line is Left Gully, although smaller than a week ago, is the longest run with the least amount of hazards. We believe this will offer you the most skiing and fun for the least amount of risk.
The weather currently looks ok with some caveats! Tonight and tomorrow the summit may break records for the daily low temperatures along with some snow showers overnight into Saturday morning. High winds will prevail keeping it pretty cold. Expect wintery conditions so plan accordingly with the right clothes. Temperatures should only climb to 30F tomorrow so plan for hard conditions so pick your ski lines appropriately. See weather details at:
See you this weekend. Chris