After 95″ in the past 10 days Mt. Shuksan has been looming in the clouds hiding, catching storms that have been nailing Mt. Baker and the entire West coast. It finally popped today and the most photographed mountain in the US showed its snowy faces with blue set in behind.
So I guess with that much new snow it’s no secret. CONDITIONS REPORT….it is really excellent skiing/riding/sliding. It get’s ridden hard and put away wet everyday giving loads of stability to the ski area but the steeps and open slopes are looking suspect, it’s pretty sketch with loads of naturals and piles to be seen. check out NWAC www.nwac.us. With Storm riding visibility all week, the bigger slopes have not been seen very much. But, after talking to Pete Durr and PJ from Pro patrol they are getting massive results multiple feet deep and zipping right along in the Canyon and Hemispheres. Avalanche Forecast from NWAC.
…AVALANCHE WATCH FOR TUESDAY…
Monday and Monday night: High avalanche danger above 5000 feet and considerable elsewhere early Monday. Danger slightly and briefly decreasing Monday, becoming considerable above 4000 feet and moderate below late Monday. Gradually increasing danger Monday night, mainly higher wind affected terrain.
Tuesday and Tuesday night: Avalanche danger increasing Tuesday morning, and substantially increasing Tuesday afternoon and night, becoming high below 7000 feet. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.
The trees are good, features have finally filled in. We are sitting on a nice base with no chunder piles in run outs, or twigs. Some of the best skiing today was in the trees, with 9 inches new, everyday a new feature pops up or morph’s into that $money$ moment.