Copper Mountain, North, Right. 9000', North, HS 210+ cm. 35-45 slope. Closed, steep, rocky, wind-loaded terrain with sensitive slabs that could contain today's avalanche problem. Todays winds were much greater than initially anticipated. Variable skiing conditions ranged from old, faceted powder to wind crust all felt on the same run. Conditions likely decreasing as a fast moving cell was coming in as we exited the terrain.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Copper Mountain, North, Right. 9000', North, HS 210+ cm. 35-45 slope. Approached the summit from the NW ridge and observed very deep cornice features along the ridge on the windward side. ~ 25' back from the perceived end of the cornice feature, HS 180, then quickly dropped off to more than an entire probe length. Cornice could extend much further back than perceived from the ridge line. Wind speed much greater than initially anticipated, however, not much snow available for transport.