Small ski cut trigged wet loose and wet slab on the 30-40* terrain trap half pipe exit of big Joe’s SE facing bowl. Shows the new/old interface has low friction when free water content is available to lubricate surface.
Signs of Unstable Snow
8000’ East facing pit slope angle 25*
HS 215 cm
ECTNs at 5cm, 10cm, 30cm (Old snow interface)
Skied conservatively staying out of the more consequential avalanche terrain in the upper head wall.
Good skiing conditions despite a slight wind effect avoidable by hugging terrain and trees.