Snow Conditions on Punta Bardini

Submission Info
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:30pm
37° 36' 41.4324" N, 118° 57' 38.9412" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 


Quick afternoon tour up a ways on Punta Bardini. Primary objective was to investigate the snowpack and get a better sense of whats going on after seeing a 13" deep crack propogate 20+ feet off Lincoln in the resort on Friday. 

Dug a pit on a dead north aspect above the tele bowls at 8800'. Snow pack profile showed 15cm of new our recent snow over a small 1F+ crust, F hard snow underneath. Multiple little crusts of variable hardness overall but most concerned around a P hard melt freeze crust about 45cm from the surface. 2-3mm faceted snow directly beneath as well as less faceted snow above. No red flags on my way up, surpriningly not very reactive when I took a closer look. The layer beneath the crust seemed like it wanted to go but no clean fracture. Found faceted snow all the way down but it was right side up to the ground and solid. 

Good enough skiing still, I was stoked!

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Wind Speed: 
-- placeholder --

ESAC receives significant financial support from ...