The likelihood of loose avalanches increases as temperatures warm through the day and/or if the sun comes out for period of time.
A moist/wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches all indicate a weakening snowpack.Loose avalanches may start small but they can grow and push you into dangerous terrain traps.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
LikelihoodLikely - Possible
Expected Size1 - 1.5
Wind slabs on higher elevation North facing slopes may be reactive to human triggers.
Avoid freshly wind loaded features, especially near ridge crests, roll-overs and in steep terrain.
Aspects: North, North East.