Observations

PRE-COURSE FIELD DAY- TUCKERMAN RAVINE

December 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Name: Tyler H Falk| East Coast Avalanche Education LLC
Location: Tuckerman Ravine

Pre-course field day to assess conditions. Travel was on the Tuckerman Trail and into the ravine and back down the Sherburne Ski Trail.

Clear and calm weather with light winds below ridgelines. Limited transport of the new low-density snow noticed on lee aspects. Small stubborn wind slabs in isolated terrain. The height of the new storm snow was ~18cm above 4k. No propagation in snowpit tests.

Conditions on the Sherburne Ski Trail were bad with the new low-density fluff doing little to improve coverage. With that in mind, we made the hard decision to cancel our private course for Saturday.