Light snow (S-1) during the observation duration (0830-1200), calm winds, 20-40cms boot pen depending again on if below crown cover or in openings at high elevation
Numerous sz 1 loose dry avalanches were initiated on steep (>40 degree) slopes, both in the trees and in openings. Debris ran far and fast.
Snowpack Summary: 20-45cms HST, ranging between F+ dry new snow (above 4000') to 4F moist new snow (below 4000'), sits atop the 1/30 melt freeze crust (2022-01-30 MFcr). No facets or surface hoar were observed below the storm snow above the 1/30 melt freeze crust. No wind effect observed in our observation area (W-SE aspects up to 4700'). The lower snowpack is well settled and strong, and very supportable by skis. In valley bottoms, open creeks and shallowly exposed trees/rocks pose some hazard.
Comments: Specific to slopes >35 degrees