Dropping into dog chute, small l1-0.5 windslab skier triggered. Crown about 4 inch by 30 feet. Vert wind affected snow uptop, thick wind transported snow for the first third.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Good condition today, while very cold. Artist point saw lot of snow transport, but switched direction today. Snow in dog chute was wind transported and was worst than other areas skied today. Not much sign of reaction while entering the line, but once at 4900 ft convexity, reaction was observable and small human triggered avalanche happened below. On the way in, did pole feel thicker windslab (12inch) with no sign of reactivity while skinning.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
4900ft, NNE aspect in dog chute. L1 windslab. 4inch crown by 30 feet. Trigger 10ft above skier below convexity. Fresh windslab above last storm cycle.
No sign of instability on the way in, one shooting crack (6ft) once engaged in the line.