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11/22/12 - ZigZag Bowl and Environs - Thanksgiving


4-6" of consolidated powder on a supportable base. Underlying pack consists of rounds interspersed with minor crusts.


Good riding on SE-SW aspects on sheltered terrain. Wind effect was widespread , especially on W'ly aspects.


There was widespread evidence of prior loading due to West winds, though during the day the local winds were out of the East and were actively loading W'ly slopes near the ridgeline with thin, stubborn windboard.


Sun came out around noon, warming surface snow and causing small point releases on the steepest E-facing terrain.


The base is pretty well established with good coverage. Should be fun with more snow!



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