Avalanche conditions remain dangerous—primarily at upper elevations. The recent storm formed sensitive wind drifts and added weight to weak layers buried in the snowpack. Reduce your risk by sticking to gentler slopes sheltered from the wind.
After a snowy and cold February, the first week of March promises a pattern shift towards sunny skies and warmer temperatures. The warming trend will lead to more dangerous conditions initially but will help to stabilize our snowpack in the long run.