Observation Date: 02/17/2018

Sensitive soft storm slabs on leeward or wind protected terrain. Saw plenty of small soft, slab releases on steeper (38*+) and convex terrain.

Two failure layers noted: Friday-Saturday new snow interface hasn’t bonded yet (6-8 inches as of 4 pm Saturday). New snow-old snow interface (and facets directly below old snow crust).

Skied conservative terrain, and avoided terrain traps.

Heavy snow. Wind from S and W.


New Snow:

Avalanche Activity:

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Observer: Brian Stampe