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Yesterday, we toured out to Sgt's Mtn, just North of Brundage Ski area and found a 7 foot snow pack and 23 cm, or 9 inches of new snow on a East aspect at 7300 feet. The new snow was sitting on graupel and a crust that had formed on the surface that is already halfway gone/degrading. The snow quality was good, and produced great skiing that traveled fast.
We were not able to get any failures to propagate in our tests. The winds were gusting strong at times enough to produce large plumes. Kicking small wind features broke easily and entrained loose snow with it, as well as while skiing a steep West slope.
Cold wind chill