40-90 cm of snow sits above a weak layer of surface hoar (feathery crystals) and crust. This layer continues to be reactive to human triggers.
Choose low angled terrain.Any steep opening in the trees should be treated as suspect right now.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Treeline, Below Treeline.
LikelihoodLikely - Possible
Expected Size1.5 - 3
20-70 cm of recent snow has been redistributed by north and east winds.
If triggered, wind slabs may step down to deeper layers and result in even larger avalanches.Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.
Aspects: South East, South, South West, West.