Avalanche pic sterling SW

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Ok skiing conditions with little wind slab on N-NW aspects with little sun impact from yesterday.

Snow conditions were: Crusty, Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Sunny, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Steep slopes. We avoided: Sunny slopes. Riding quality was ok.

Avalache Conditions: Slab avalanches today or yesterday. 30cm + of new snow, or significant drifitng, or rain in the last 48 hours. Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.

Avalanche

Small avalanche caused by the same ice crust as a past size two. The little snow that was transported created a wind slab on this crust. Some parts of the slab self arrested 5m under the crown.