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snow + deep slabs

By ccrossen | November 17, 2017

A lot of new snow above 8500. The high country got hammered, with anywhere from 3-6 feet of new snow at the higher elevations. This is a fairly dense layer, which is presenting some major deep, ground-level facet issues, specifically in the Rose area (for now). Given the high snow levels and the access to other zones, it remains to be seen whether or not this problem layer exists elsewhere.

We had a deep slab slide in Hourglass yesterday, human-triggered. For more on the facet layer and what we’re dealing with, see the SAC write-up.

The take-away (why the SAC has been posting info about areas where snow has persisted throughout the fall): the Sept and Oct snow that remains has changed a lot over time, and now it is presenting a major problem… head’s up in the zones where you know old snow remains way down deep.

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