Today we went into the southern Whitefish Range to track storm totals and assess buried weak layers. New snow stacked up deep as we gained elevation.
We felt comfortable riding steep, south-facing terrain where we were confident that we were not able to trigger a weak layer further down. The small storm slabs we triggered were on steep convexities at roughly 6500'. I anticipate with increasing sensitivity and continued precip rates that we hit the window of opportunity for steep storm skiing. Late afternoon or tomorrow might be a different story with a thickening slab.
Remotely triggered while driving the snowmobile down the road we came up earlier in the day. These failed on a layer of stellars. The snow that fell during the day was wet and heavy.
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