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BOWL STATUS:  Pittman Ridge = CLOSED  |  West Bowl = CLOSED  |  East Bowl Chutes = CLOSED

Deep Snow and Tree Well Safety

Deep Snow & Tree Well Safety

Tree Well Diagram

What is a Tree Well?

A tree well is a void or depression that forms around the base of a tree can and contain a mix of low hanging branches, loose snow and air. Evergreen trees in particular (fir, hemlock, etc) can have large, deep tree wells that form when low hanging branches block snow from filling in and consolidating around the base of the tree. These voids can be hidden from view by the tree’s low hanging branches.

There is no easy way to identify if a particular tree has a dangerous tree well by sight therefore, treat all tree wells as dangerous.

In simple terms, a tree well is a hole or void in the deep snow, which is clearly marked by a tree. You can easily identify and avoid these areas.

Tree Well Safety

For more detailed information on Deep Snow and Tree Well Safety,

please visit DeepSnowSafety.org

                

 

 

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