Deep Persistent Slabs
The weak Oct.26 facets and depth hoar at the base of the snowpack have a significant slab (50-130cm thick) sitting above them. The likelihood of triggering this layer has decreased, but if it does get triggered, the avalanche will be large in size.
Avoid thin, rocky or unsupported slopes.Be aware of the potential for full depth avalanches due to weak layers at the base of the snowpack.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Expected Size2 - 3
New soft wind slabs can likely be located in high elevation lee areas. Forecasters don't expect them to be more than 20cm thick.
Aspects: North East, East, South East.