Small, natural D1.5 avalanche on the SW aspect just above Bullion Basin. Appeared to break about 23 cm down. Debris ran ~150-200ft. Couldn’t see the full width.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Avoided terrain above 35 deg. Route traveled allowed us to see a recent avalanche (identified above) and older, buried debris. Only performed moving/quick tests (ski cut, hand and pole sheer, visual obs).
Toured to Bullion Basin to Cement Basin & Lake Basin and out. Skiing was pretty damn good in spite of pockets of wind affected areas and the occasion crust.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Obvious wind loading on SW-NE aspects which matched the forecast. Isolated wind slabs on various aspects w/in Cement Basin.
Observed Avalanche Problem #2:
Found buried facets at several locations on all aspects ~23 cm down. We triggered whomping on a ridge line w/ no propagation. Experience same, isolated whomping on 30 deg and below (low to no consequence).