Observation Date: 03/25/2015

Touring on east and north facing terrain above Downing Mountain Lodge in the central Bitterroot range.

Intermittent sun with light west winds. Stayed cool in shade all day, sun warmed snow on other aspects.

Light west wind and minor wind loading only on the tops of ridges.

New Snow: 6-12″

Avalanche Activity:
We were able to trigger a few soft slabs up to 10″ deep. Storm snow failing on ice crust. North facing terrain was the most suspect due to hardest crust / bed surface. These avalanches were small and did not run far or with much energy.

Other Comments:
Snow line ~6500′

Observer: Blake Votilla

Skiing N facing powder in the Barley Bowl (photo: JohnLehrman)