Observation Date: 01/19/2016
Skied north into Jenni Lake from on-area and then onto the Three Tier ridge heading west.
Warmer and humid day. Good cloud cover. Weather in the 20’s with a 10 mph wind out of SW. Snow was condensed and appeared to come in heavy and dense over last couple storms. Some wind buffing/deposits of snow and settling felt (no “womphing”) while skinning. No natural releases witnessed.
New Snow: 6-12″
We dug a pit on NE facing slope and got a ECT of 14 @ 30cm on the new snowe interface with a SQ2. Could not get rest of column to react,
First skier on three tier proper got this new interface to settle and then fracture about 50cm deep and 75 yards wide about three turns into this NE facing ~35 degree slope. This fracture stepped down and took the majority of the slope with it. No one caught in the slide.
Observer: Mike Birnbaum Birnbaum