R2-D2, 400’ wide, crown height 1-4’. Avalanche ran about 350’. Entrained new snow from last 48 hours. Appeared to fail on buried crust.
Signs of Unstable Snow
New snow from previous 48 hours measured between 35-50cm on favored slopes. Ski pen was consistently in the 35 cm range. Hasty pits had easy to moderate results NTL at new/old snow interface approx. 35 cm down. Avoided ATL locations after witnessing recent avalanche activity.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Countless dry loose avalanches on steep cliff bands. Many failed overnight, but witnessed some during the brief period of sunshine during AM hours.
Observed Avalanche Problem #2:
NTL locations had small wind slab formations around convex rollovers. Mostly unreactive to ski cuts.