Blower pow on Glidden Ridge

Location Name: 
Glidden Ridge
Region: 
Silver Valley Area
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/01/2022 - 13:00
Location Map: 
United States
47° 32' 3.264" N, 115° 42' 8.4348" W
US


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Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
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Wow.... what an incredible day on Glidden.  Snowpack was looking pretty good when I went up, a little hasty pit showed the same that others are seeing.  Occasionally mild whoompfing noted, but that was more in the lower trees where the depth was about 3-5in deeper than up in the parks.  No shooting cracks noted.  Wind transfer was minimal on the lee side.  I didn't actaully crest the ridge so I cant speak to the other side.  Overall snow conditions were ecellent with free refills of mixed snow and graupel.  I do however thinks all the little marbles accumulating on the top layer may reak havoc as we move on.  All in all for a sub-avi run, it was great.. as close to continental champange as we get.  

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Perfect blower day to be out.  The proposition of free refills was awesome until I realized that meant the skin track would aslo be accumulating.  Between the first run down and second trip up, 1-2in of snow had accumulated.  By the time I reached the top to head back down, my recent board track was all but covered.  Speaking of skin trakcs.. it starts in the usual place in the gully... Do you like kick turns?  Prefer you skin tracks to be direct.. boy is there a treat for you.  The bottom meanderd up with plentiful kick turns to get your practice in.. at the top, it's a strait shot.   Access to Glidden is also looking really good.  It was an unmolested sled ride in with only a few other people following the road.  The entire road is packed down pretty good and the whoops that have plagued it in the past are all but gone.  

All in all, it was a good safe day.  My biggest concern up there was the tree wells with the lightness and lack of compactness of the upper 8inches to a foot of snow.

 

Have a great season, stay safe!

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southeast
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
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Tuesday started off as a pretty blustery and cold day. I think temps at the parking lot were in the low 20s and did not improve.  The Burke area was covered in clouds producing a snow/graupel mix at a pretty decent rate.  Later in the day, closer to 1500, all of the clouds blew off to a gorgeous bluebird day.  The snow/grauple mix continued, however, it was mostly large fat flakes with the occasional graupel showers.  Winds were out of the SSE at 5 g8 I would guess.