On Saturday, a trusted observer alerted us to a reactive layer of buried surface hoar responsible for unique snowpit test results and a skier triggered slide. I grabbed FAC Professional Observer Guy Zoellner, and off we went in search of the mythical ECTP 1.
Red flag #1 was more than enough information for us to dial our terrain selection way back. The other red flags confirmed that we needed to identify slope angle and shape for a successful powder run.
This slide was initiated by rollerballs and failed presumably on buried surface hoar on top of the 1/13 crust
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