<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Todd Murchison:There was 10 turns left in August, probably none now - so the avalanche awareness is needed why? :
The original question was asking about Tucks in early November, not now. Tuckerman gets lots of base depth because the prevailing wind fills it in with windblown from the other side of the mountain. With a few late October dumps and high winds, Tucks might very well be skiable but I wouldn't try it. I'm sure you know far more than me about risks of avalanche on steep wind-loaded slopes with a layer of rime ice underneath. I'm just an ignorant eastener who has read a few books and done a few hours of training.