Deep Persistent Slabs
This layer likely requires a large trigger. Be cautious when transitioning from thick to thin snowpack areas
Avoid steep convexities or areas with a thin or variable snowpack.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.
LikelihoodPossible - Unlikely
Expected Size2 - 3
Westerly winds have formed thin wind slabs over a crust layer.
Use caution in lee areas. Wind loading could create slabs.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South, South West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.