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silaswild
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December 29, 2012, Snoqualmie Pass
« on: 12/29/12, 03:44 PM »

Some tree bomb craters made the tree skiing slightly more challenging for us on the west facing timbered slopes with 9-16" soft snow 5300-3800'.  No wind.  Weather was tring to clear all day. Some blue sky and sun at 4pm.

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Randy
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Re: December 29, 2012, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #1 on: 12/29/12, 08:27 PM »

Very fun day

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Re: December 29, 2012, Snoqualmie Pass
« Reply #2 on: 12/30/12, 11:06 AM »

One ridge over, we had great skiing both in the open and under the big trees above ~4K from west through south aspects - the turning conditions were holding up much better than I'd expected/hoped in fact! Only a few random bomb craters that were easily skirted in bouncy snow. It was nice not to feel a bottom even in the deep forest. No signs of instability, even on a few ski cuts of 35-ish degree convex humps, save for 2-6" of very small reactive pockets of snow blown into the lee of wind rolls on a west aspect very near the ridge crest above 5K. There was a very modest west breeze near the crest but, delightfully, no wind crust even by the crest. Some tree drip/bomb crunchiness below 4K, but we still found swaths of bouncy turns down there too.

Saw snowshoer tracks in the uptrack down low at the end of the day, but didn't see other skiers or shoers all day.
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