Touring obs from paradise summer home/warm lake

Location Name: 
Brian Peters
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:12
Location Map: 
United States
44° 40' 45.1452" N, 115° 37' 35.904" W

Observation made by: Public
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Toured up from the paradise summer home turnoff north of warm lake. Rain crust from last week up to 6200' or so present below 6-12 inches of settled snow. Above that snow is somewhat upside down but supportive. 100-150 cm total snow depth. Surface hoar primarily near creek drainages and due north aspects and not widespread in distribution. wind slabs near ridges were isolated and non reactive to ski cuts. Solar aspects had a crust and much ice/snow was warming and falling off limbs. Overall great skiing on all but sunny aspects and below 5500'. 

Weather Observations
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Sunny and warm