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Old Ski Bowl

Location Name: 
Old Ski Bowl
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:30pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 23.5272" N, 122° 12' 6.5844" W
California US

Snowpack Observations


Conditions in the Old Ski Bowl @ 2:30 p.m.:

  • Snow level: 5000 ft.
  • Visibility: 150 m (500 ft) below treeline, whiteout conditions above.
  • New storm snow: 5-8 cm (2-3 in) of dry snow and graupel, snow falling at a rate greater than 2.5 cm/hr (1 in/hr).
  • Wind: light to moderate and southerly near and below treeline.
  • Snowpack: below and near treeline, F hardness new dry snow unbonded to widespread rain/melt freeze crust beneath. Near treeline and above, mostly the same configuration but with isolated areas of 10 cm (4 in) of new dry snow sitting atop a 5 cm (2 in) weak layer of moist 4F snow from Tuesday that is not bonded well to underlying crust. Hand tests were touchy to trigger.


  • Below and Near Treeline: 5-7 cm (2-3 in) dry new snow atop smooth crust w/ poor bonding
  • Near-Above Treeline: Isolated areas with 10 cm (4 in) of new atop a weak soft 5 cm (2 in) layer atop a rain/melt freeze crust
  • Whiteout Conditions above Treeline

Weather Observations


Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Speed: 
Wind Direction: