Recent snow may begin to slide on solar aspects as the sun makes an appearance and temperatures rise.
Minimize exposure to steep, sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.Use extra caution on solar slopes or if the snow is moist or wet.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Expected Size1 - 1.5
Deep Persistent Slabs
Deep layers are still responsive to large triggers (think cornices or rain) on high north faces. Though triggering this layer is unlikely, it's not impossible as evidenced by a recent large avalanche on Mt. Blackiston
Pay attention to overhead hazards like cornices which could trigger the deep persistent slab.