Snow Toll Update


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Updated: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 10:44 AM
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Posted: Monday, Nov 6, 2017 2:38 PM
Observer(s):
Brian Sather*
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Category:
Mountain Bike
...and cue the freeway closure, to pick up where we left off last winter. One of the first significant storms had I-84 shut down and people scampering around Tollgate, held up by 10 mph trucks with chains up the steeper grades. I got out on Summit Road with fatbike, where I was able to get in the tracks and go out to High Ridge to confirm the Snotels were correct. The storm hit the Blue Mountains more than anything with a fresh batch of snow.

There was still quite a bit of vehicle traffic on summit road between yesterday and today and it was packed down and drive-able by the hunters. Some vehicles, including myself, almost got berm-ed in from the snowplows but I barged through. There is some significant roadside snow up there. All-in-all there isn't quite enough snow to get out and ski or sled but this was a good start.

We're excited about the forecasting at the Fire, Weather, & Avalanche Center and also the new cam there. The forecasts are daily now! We'll keep a link to the right for you to visit that often to check status and forecasts.



Backcountry observations provided or vetted by trained avalanche professionals.
The Snow
New Snow
30 cm
Total Snow
30 cm
Slope/Aspect
--° / --
Elevation
5000'

Snow Depths
Location #1: High Ridge & Summit Rd. — 30 cm (map)
The Weather
Temperature
-5°C
Sky
Overcast (> 7/8)
Precipitation
Snow - S-1 Very light snow
Wind
No air motion
Just off Summit Road by Horseshoe Prairie
Near High Ridge on Summit Road.
Andies Prairie Snopark
Highway conditions near the summit.