Over 33 degrees of slope angle, got 6 inch releases. Dry snow early running with velocity. Able to entrain large area quickly. Ski cut a small steep chute. Crack propagated across to second starting zone, remotely triggering...
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Lower angle dust on crust seemed to be best, great condition s for teaching ski cuts. No slab deposits except on top of ridge ie low angle to no angle. Stayed out from under larger slopes that were hanging in the balance. Previously frequented ski slopes were nonreactive.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Timber bowl, Titus Ridge, size small to large, likelihood high at 35+ degrees. 6 inches new plus 1 inch of loose interface over the crust
Observed Avalanche Problem #2:
By 10:30, on runout to top of pass, already able to get small wet slides going. Glad we were out EARLY.