Pockets of wind slab just below ridge line. One remote trigger, one triggered from cut cornice, and one triggered on ski cut. All propagated full width of each feature and was about 40cm deep. Small features kept size to 1-1.5 but larger features could have produced a bigger avalanche on similar terrain.
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Signs of Unstable Snow
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Surfaces ranged from 50cm ski pen in sheltered areas to wind slab to exposed ice crust from wind scouring. A thin rain crust present about 1” below surface below 4500’ and a thin sun crust on steep SE slopes from clearing today. Several layers of moderate fracture character in storm slab on observed in hand pits.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Observed reactive wind slabs on north and nw aspects, but also observed active loading on east and south aspects in the afternoon.