I toured in the Snowbowl backcountry today. Winds were moderate out of the northwest early in the morning but calmed after approximately 10 am. We found reactive storm slabs breaking in the top 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm) of fresh snow on slopes steeper than 35 degrees. These would turn to sluff after a few feet of sliding. There has been 6 to 10 inches (15-25 cm) of fresh snow since Monday night (2/14).
In the morning, a partially overcast sky gave way to fog and low visibility in the afternoon. Snow bands would move in and out lightly snowing.
Top of Point Six, 7,850 Feet
|D1||SS||S-New Snow||4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm)||
|Intentional cornice fall triggered soft wind slab.|
6 to 10 inches of fresh snow lays over various crusts, rounded snow, and rounding facets.
Layer Depth/Date: 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm)