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by Jasper
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2017-2018 Conditions
Topic: Nambe - 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3088

Re: Nambe - 2018

The 2005-2006 season was worse. Todays date in 2006 at the Santa Fe Snotel site had a snow depth of 3 inches and total precipitation of 4.9 inches, compared to todays Snotel data of 18 inch snow depth and 6.6 inches of precipitation.
by Jasper
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Yard Sale
Topic: FS Scarpa Maestrale 27.5/28
Replies: 0
Views: 2469

FS Scarpa Maestrale 27.5/28

If anybody wants to pick up some nice boots let me know. One season on them. Open to offers.
by Jasper
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Montana Avalanche Death
Replies: 3
Views: 3228

Re: Montana Avalanche Death

If anybody wants to learn the International Comission for Alpine Rescue standard for transceiver checks let me know. It just takes a couple of minutes and verifies that everybody in the group is transmitting, recieving, and has functional audio and visuals all while mitigating the bias that ones own...
by Jasper
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

I skied in Nambé drainage April 1st, and today, April 2nd. We saw no signs of recent avalanches. I would like to say that the most obvious hazard would be recent wind and storm slabs. With more snow on the horizon I would be cautious of the new loads reaching a tipping point, and waking up persisten...
by Jasper
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

Did anybody get out today or yesterday? Isolated storm slabs where very reactive, yesterday before the clouds cleared, inbounds at Santa Fe. I imagine it was similar in the backcountry, and will sort itself out fairly quick. If we get alot of snow this week persistant slabs could wake up. Remember t...
by Jasper
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: new avy and snow burial guidelines
Replies: 1
Views: 4055

Re: new avy and snow burial guidelines

Not only are there new resusitacion guidelines there are also new search and digging guidelines. I just had the oppurtunity to take a class from some leaders behind these updates. If anybody has any questions about the new rescue algorithm or if you are interested in practicing dont hesitate to cont...
by Jasper
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

A friend and I skied in Nambé drainage, above treeline, yesterday. We observed some active pinwheeleing on the west aspect as well as some older wet slide debris on the west aspect above the lake. This debris was at least a week old and contained some chunks of snow that were about 1/2 cubic meter i...
by Jasper
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

Some friends and I dug around in Nambe Saturday. At 11900ft on a 33degree NNW slope near the ridgeline and below treeline we saw a 130cm snowpack. The snowpack here is showing persistant slab characteristics. There is a 100cm 1 finger hard slab siting on 30cm of facets. Stabilty tests showed sudden ...
by Jasper
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

Also, The Taos Avalanche Center will be giving an Avalanche Awareness Talk at the Santa Fe Brewing Co on Friday Feb3 6:30 to 7:30. Please come. The poster can be seen on the Education page of nnmae.org.
by Jasper
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

Hi Everybody, It's really great to see all the posts from over the weekend. I am glad people are getting out and sharing their observations! I was skiing on Heaven's Hill today. Snowdepths where about 100cm to 130cm. We need more! The shallow snowdepth makes me nervous because it allows a skiers wei...
by Jasper
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Santa Fe Avalanche Awareness Talk
Replies: 0
Views: 4313

Santa Fe Avalanche Awareness Talk

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by Jasper
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

Today I spoted some natural avalanches from Deception Ridge. The slides are in the Santa Fe River drainage on what looks to be a ENE aspect below treeline. I would rate them as D2. They are too deep to be recent storm slabs, so likely to be wind slab, though I cant say for sure.
by Jasper
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Taos Ski Valley Region
Replies: 57
Views: 27990

Re: Taos Ski Valley Region

Have I made similar decisions? Yes. Did I have good skiing? For sure. Did I narrowly escape with my life? Yup. Would I make the same decisions again? I hope not. Managing the low probability high consequence persistent slab problem is hard. Your choices are to avoid avalanche terrain, search and sea...
by Jasper
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

Nice jobs on your reports Gradymack and Brown_Trout. What a fine day of skiing it was. Let’s do our best to encourage others to report on their avalanche observations to http://nnmae.org as well as http://taosavalanchecenter.org/ Those directly involved in accidents and near misses should know that ...
by Jasper
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2016-2017 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 48
Views: 20603

Re: Santa Fe Region

I was skiing the south face of Raven's Ridge yesterday, Sunday the 22nd of January, a beautiful bluebird snow day. I saw surface hoar on the ridge. Generally surface hoar is not a major issue in New Mexico, as our high winds and long periods between storms, result in surface hoar being destroyed bef...