Dug and Observed a snow pit on the Banner Summit, Copper Mountain at 7815feet elevation on the SW aspect of a 15 degree slope at 1500 hours, sky conditions OVC. Wind speed is Low coming from W/SW. Temp 17 degrees.
No observed avalanche activity.
Possible to trigger a D3 in all aspects at upper elevation.
Tried to avoid steep, rocky, windswept terrain
Red Flags: New snow
No wind. Little bit of surface hoar.
CT:N (30 taps)
90cm on FC 2-3mm 201211
1meter slab on top of weak sugary facet. No propagation. Increase risk due to expected fresh snow.
Descended on West aspect of skin track.