Wind slabs may be reactive to human triggering especially on North facing slopes in the alpine.
Avoid freshly wind loaded features, especially near ridge crests, roll-overs and in steep terrain.Whumpfing, shooting cracks and recent avalanches are all strong inicators of unstable snowpack.
Aspects: North, North East.
Expected Size1 - 2
The likelihood of loose avalanches increases as temperatures warm through the day and/or if the sun comes out for a period of time. Loose wet avalanches are more likely in areas with fresh snow.
Avoid exposure to terrain traps where the consequences of a small avalanche could be serious.A moist/wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches all indicate a weakening snowpack.
Aspects: South East, South, South West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.