There was a human-triggered D2 avalanche on White Pass Dec 16th, with remote triggering and a crown depth of 3-4ft, on a wind-loaded northeast aspect at 1500m. One person was caught and buried to their waist/chest.
Sporadic natural storm slab avalanches were observed from the last week, size D2-D3 on wind loaded lee aspects and gullies (above 3000ft). Crowns were around 60-90cm thick.
An additinal 3-6" of snow is likely through Thursday, with snow levels remaining at sea level. Clearing and cooler weather with increasing north winds will begin Friday evening and last for several days.
( *star means meteorological estimate )
If you get out riding, please send in an observation!
Start the season with fresh batteries in your beacon, and do a rescue practice with your partners. Always carry a beacon, shovel, and probe, and KNOW HOW TO USE THEM.
Practice good risk management, which means only expose one person at a time to slopes 30 degrees and steeper, make group communication and unanimous decision making a priority, and choose your terrain wisely: eliminating unnecessary exposure and planning out your safe zones and escape routes.
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