Step 1: Observe
Use your avalanche probe to measure the depth of snow to the nearest centimeter:
- Find a representative area in undisturbed snow to make your measurement. For example, avoid tree wells, or spots where skiers and snowmachiners may have compressed the snow.
- Push your probe firmly into the snowpack down to the ground. Make sure you push firmly to make sure you are measuring to the ground and not intermediate ice or dense snow layers.
- Read the snow depth on the probe from ground level to the nearest centimeter at the snow surface.
- If possible, repeat 3-4 times in a small radius (<1 m) and take the average of those measurements.
Step 2: Record
Use the Mountain Hub app to record your measurement:
(Click on the logo for your device below for full instructions)