March 3rd, 2018 Alpine, WY Snow Report Rockin’ M Ranch
Well we are now receiving the Snow that we wished we would have received in mid-January. Another 6″ here at the cabins in the last 24 hours. Ski area reports and snotels look like about a foot of new up high. Temps remain below freezing. This snow plus last weeks reports of over the hood powder should mean great riding. The Idaho side should have plenty of snow for some great boondocking and more stable snow packs, although conditions have improved tremendously for the Salt River and Wyoming ranges. The BTNF avalanche report is at moderate. BTNF general advisory below:
Snowfall rates, ridgetop winds and temperatures all decreased overnight. As the day progresses, light snowfall will continue, and ridgetop winds will increase slightly. The chance for skiers and riders to trigger small to large wind slabs may increase through the day in leeward terrain above 8,500 feet. Be on the lookout for an unexpected loading event, and be willing to back off of travel objectives if conditions warrant. The chance lingers for backcountry travelers to trigger large to very large persistent deep slab avalanches in some areas above 7,500 feet. Below 7,500 feet, the snowpack is mostly stable and avalanches are unlikely.