Generally mild temperatures and clear skies with a few clouds floating by occasionally.
Feb 28, 2022
Very small wet loose avalanches could be observed in very steep rocky terrain on sun-exposed slopes.
One larger (D1) was observed that ran onto the groomed snowmobile trail, this avalanche likely occurred during the February 28th storm.
Elevations below 3500ft have a thin snowpack and areas of bare ground. Above that snowpack depths ranged from 100cm to 170cm. Northern and shady slopes remained frozen and held a thin layer of 3mm faceted snow on the surface. The top 3-5cm of snow on Southern aspects softened in the sun, making for pleasant corn-like conditions. On all aspects, the snowpack remained supportable for walking and riding.
At 4000ft on a northeast aspect, I found a generally strong snowpack with a number of crusts with varying hardness in the top 100cm. The Valentine's crust is buried approximately 20cm with small, moist, rounding facets beneath.