Skipped out on the busy northern Flathead Range, where it looked like 4+" of new snow fell last night, in favor of sunny Stevens Canyon. FOGI (Fear of Getting Infected) and FOIO (Fear of Infecting Others).
Skin wax and ski crampons helped with skinning on sunny slopes. On shady slopes, the facets under the new snow made for some slippery conditions. On our descents, we had cold, light snow on norths and a lot of variety on sunny slopes.
Sluff triggered on ski cut thatfanned out, entrained some older facets below, and ran relatively far for the slope. 2nd sluff a D1.
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