Brian in SLC wrote:Have you noticed a big difference in the snowpack on the NE versus NW aspects? I really haven't. Same shitty snow next to the ground on both, topped by that thick slab.
Pink Pine has a real thin snowpack right now, which makes me a bit more nervious.
I don't think it goes that often...but...I still watch the little convex areas that I know are a touch steeper up there. I ski that thing a bunch every year. Lazy!
Haven't really ventured onto Northeast aspects or Northwest aspects this year. I have only skiied those trees that face East in Pink Pine and one North Facing shot a couple weeks ago (Scotties). Hiked up a due West face which had the thinnest of all the snow packs I have been on yet (at the time), it was probally only 1.5 deep. All of which had that lame layer at the bottom.
I guess when I am making turns in the old growth and bush wacking with poles I tend to feel safer, it might be a false sense, but I am pretty damn sure the Pink Pine area has one of the highest skier compaction rates in the White Pine area right now. At least the trees and aspect I am skiing.