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by Kerry
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4273

Re: Taos Region

By Sunday at 2PM there was 50cm of fresh at Williams Lake. We skied the lower half of the Lake Run...too soft and deep to be enjoyable on the low angle terrain...point 'em and pole. We tested a number of N-SE aspects near and above TL and found a good new/old bond; couldn't get anything to run on is...
by Kerry
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4273

Re: Taos Region

Wildy Bowl obs morning of 3/11...Our objective was The Wire, also known as What's Yours Coulior on PowderProject. We dug on a NE aspect vicinity of Dragon's/Eastern Philosophy's upper apron (E face Kachina Pk) about 25-meters below rock and isolated trees. ECTN 7 down 10cm on the new/old interface a...
by Kerry
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4273

Re: Taos Region

Skied E aspect trees N of yurt on 2/25. Skied well above 10,500 and <100-degree aspect...lower and further S aspects had breakable crust. ECTP21 on 3-7mm striated depth hoar at 45cm in 115 HS on E aspect at 11,400. Didn't have any other signs of instability throughout the day, which included ski cut...
by Kerry
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4273

Re: Taos Region

On 12/28 in the Williams cirque, at and above TL all aspects saw widespread examples of poor old/new bond and moderate snow blo all day all aspects. Had a wind slab crack 40' late morning at TL. Below TL on pitches up to 40 degrees, saw no issues. Perhaps 6" accumulation by 4 pm. Two CT tests o...
by Kerry
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4273

Re: Taos Region

22-23 Dec Williams Lake (and greater area) experienced a tremendous wind event. At last light on 22d, I skied into the Talus Field W of Williams Lake on the approach to LFP. The Talus Field had sufficient coverage for fair skiing, wind was Strong, intermittently Extreme, sno blo was Moderate in all ...
by Kerry
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4273

Re: Taos Region

22 Dec North of BOW yurt, I skied the E aspect from Gold Hill's S ridge that terminates near the yurt. The pit data is from the top of the run. I found conditions throughout the day to be consistent with the pit implications on E aspects. Although stability is currently very good and bonding of the ...
by Kerry
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 51
Views: 21236

Re: Taos Region

On Saturday morning temps were about 4F colder than previous two mornings. I chose to stay on sun-affected slopes to ski beautiful corn, first run about 1000, second at 1130. The northerly slopes surfaces had scattered melt-freeze crusts all the way up LFP. LFP's SE aspect was worthy of a second cli...
by Kerry
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 51
Views: 21236

Re: Taos Region

On Thursday, skied 1100 to 1500. Temps in the mid to upper 40's above 10k'. Sunny, light breeze. Snow was perfect...able to skin to LFP summit without crampons...soft surface and low ski pen everywhere I went. Skied dry-moist loose wintery surfaces on upper N aspects like LFP and Sin Nombre...wind s...
by Kerry
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe region
Replies: 37
Views: 10371

Re: Santa Fe region

I skied Nambe, Heavens and Ravens on Saturday. It was my first time in Nambe bowl this season. Snowpack is considerably different here than in the Taos region. The area received 1-3" above 11k' overnight. The north facing chutes on Ravens Ridge and the SW trees face of the Lake-Heavens ridge ha...
by Kerry
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 51
Views: 21236

Re: Taos Region

From the Taos Avalanche Center, "Road access has been closed to the main trailhead in the area. Out of respect to the Village of Taos Ski Valley and their wishes during this time we have decided to shut down, as we don't have access to make observations to produce forecasts." I spent Tue n...
by Kerry
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 51
Views: 21236

Re: Taos Region

20200320_142111.jpg Snow is nice in spite of wind on Thu. Today, Fri, was first day in weeks I've seen natural activity...all R1D1.5 and ran about 250' on 45+degree slopes...4 on S aspect of Fairview were either cornice fall or wind slab from under cornice and ran about...one was a cross-loaded slo...
by Kerry
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 51
Views: 21236

Re: Taos Region

Adding to Marc's observations...While teaching another L1 this past weekend, I continued to see very good stability, as well as isolated examples of spatial variability with conditions--extensive 8mm depth hoar layer about 30cm deep on a steep E aspect with lots of wind loading and unsupported slope...
by Kerry
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 51
Views: 21236

Re: Taos Region

20200303_Long Canyon.jpg Here's the pit Marc referred to as 80 mtrs below his SnowPilot Data. We were considering the chute below these pits. Stability is very good on this SW aspect. I think the chute will be too warm to be enjoyable until we get another snow. I also add a photo to add context to ...
by Kerry
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2019-2020 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 51
Views: 21236

Re: Taos Region

Dec 13 tour through the trees above the Bull of the Woods yurt. The east aspect skied better than the south aspect. Coverage is just enough to ski over most dead-and-down at slow speed. BOW trail has plenty of coverage to the parking lot, but is a fast, demanding, luge run. At 11,400' on E aspect W ...
by Kerry
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 109
Views: 68571

Re: Taos Region

Jared, I saw signs of the latest slab avalanche I'd seen in NM when we skied LFP a couple times on the first day of Summer. Over on Sin Nombre, overlapping the start zone of the large March avy path, a slab ran sometime in the first two weeks of June. Its crown was about 350' wide across the exits o...