Circumnavigated Table Mtn on an AIARE 1 yesterday. Weather was fairly benign with light snow in the am tapering throughout the day. Sunny breaks allowed for fairly decent viz throughout the day. Winds were light at ridge line and generally calm in the valley bottoms.
Generally very stable snowpack except for isolated areas of wind slab 6-8" deep in lee areas. Theses pockets were very small and hard to find but the wind slab, where present, was poorly bonded to the crust below in the morning. One of our groups was able to trigger the slab on a tests slope in the am. Throughout the day, the slab seemed to be quickly bonding to the crust below in the areas we traveled. Hand shears failed easily with Q1 shear quality in the morning. Later in the day failures required more force with irregular (Q3) results. Given we were changing aspects throughout the day but this trend was also observed by other groups in other locations.
The amount of avalanche debris was impressive on the south side of table and right before Iceberg Lake. The debris generally didn't hinder travel with good route finding. It will take a significant amount of snow, 3-4 ft, to cover up these debris piles.