Ski and Avalanche Report – March 4, 2015 – Schoolbus (1800AKT)
3-4″ new either wet or like styro-foam on hard wind slab. Untracked so why not. Came in from way LR cause I tried to billygoat up something on Big O, but it was too complicated for a variety of reasons as moved closer to the north and exposed terrain and some variability including some increased slabbing. High-traversed back to this which was not a bad call as it skied fast and edged well with brief hard spots. Others skinning goods in Catchers Mitt was great to view! G1 and G2 look prime and untracked and would be worth an early bird start to keep it that way.
Slight variation of a familiar theme as viewed from the trailhead car door. The wet slide debris is from last week’s rain on snow event at upper elevations and slid on top of hard wind slabs. No new naturals in days except some minor solar sluffs of new snow on south aspects as expected entering late winter.
Weather looks real good out 48 hours with slightly cooler temps and some partly cloudy to better likely. Significant snowfall lbeginning late Friday through Saturday with up to a foot modeled for above 2000′. Monday shows north winds pesky with clearing.