Generally a rightside up snowpack. Small windslabs at upper elevations were the primary problem today. Moderate west winds were actively transporting snow. A 3.5-4.5 ft deep slab problem persists in the middle and upper elevations on NW-E aspects with tests showing the weak depth hoar near the ground slow to gain strength. Triggering this deeply buried weak layer in a shallow and/or rocky area could result in a very large and destructive avalanche. Widespread surface hoar development on most aspects with strong solar radiation affecting surfaces of S-SW aspects.
It was the warmest day so far after the last storm. Plenty of snow was being transported today at ridgelines in the middle and upper elevations
We were getting some Resistant Planar fractures on 3mm buried surface hoar about 25cm down in our compression tests on a N aspect. PST 55/140 end on rounding depth hoar.
We skied soft, low angle terrainClose