What better place to check up on our Wind Slab and Persistent Slab avalanche problems than the corner of our forecast region with the most Continental snowpack?
In the Skyland area today, the Wind Slab avalanche problem is alive and well, though maybe a little unsure of itself.
As for the Persistent Slab avalanche problem...dormant? Lying in wait? Evidence was puzzling.
The dense, wind-affected snow made for great riding and skiing conditions on sheltered slopes and lower-angled slopes that weren't under cornices or actively loading start zones.
to 7800 ft.
Triggered slab on slope immediately below. Debris left huge divots in slope but did not trigger slab on deeper layers. Looked fresh enough to be last 24 hours.
Again, looked fresh enough to be last 24 hours. Slab visible immediately below broken cornice in one slide; starting point less clear for remaining slides. Did not step down.
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