Bishop Creek - Bishop Bowl - snow conditions

Bishop Bowl
Submission Info
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:15pm
37° 14' 26.8368" N, 118° 36' 46.4256" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured up from the west side of Aspendell to the northerly skiers right edge and easterly chutes that run off the Bishop Bowl shoulder. There was up to 6" of new snow on northerly aspects at 10,000ft and the at noon the easterly aspects were warmed up to a nice creamy thin surface layer of cooking new snow. I did not find any slab or wind affected snow in the area I travelled today. There was a bit of wet roller balling on turns on the warming northeasterlies, but snow did not start sheeting or entraining anything significant at noon. There was a few old minor pt releases on northerly aspects to the south that appeared to have happened over the course of the past few days new snowfall ~ D.5 at most. Solar aspects were beginning to warm, but there was no natural activity and minimal surface melting ~2cm at noon today.

See attached snowpit for stability tests, snow conditions.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Spectacular morning in the Bishop Creek area with broken clouds, light haze and predominantely bright sunshine. It was dead calm where I travelled and felt quite warm.

-2C @ 1030am    @ 9803ft

3C  @ 1200pm    @ 10100ft

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