15-20cm of recent snow has formed windslabs. If the sun makes an appearance during the day, these will become easier to trigger.
Use caution in lee areas. Wind loading will create slabs.Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Expected Size1 - 2
Deep Persistent Slabs
There remains the possibility to be surprised by deep weak layers in thin snowpack areas. As temperatures rise these will become increasingly unpredictable.
Avoid steep convexities or areas with a thin or variable snowpack.Avoid thin, rocky or unsupported slopes.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.