Thin slabs can be found in wind loaded areas above treeline. These slabs are sitting on the weak, faceted snow that was previously on the surface and can be triggered by skiers or climbers.
Watch for surface cracking and stiffer surface layers of snow.The new snow will require several days to settle and stabilize.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South, North West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
LikelihoodLikely - Possible
Expected Size1 - 2
Previous cold temperatures created weak, faceted surface snow. In steep terrain, these facets remain easily triggered and can gain enough mass to affect skiers and climbers. Narrow gullies are where this is most concerning.
Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where small avalanches may have severe consequences.Good group management is essential to manage current conditions safely.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.