Avalanche Conditions

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Wind affect and thin rain crust

Slack Country at FAR

Avalanche Conditions

Did a quick day tour just outside of the FAR boundary. Ski conditions were poor due to a rain crust below 1700m and wind affect above that. Lots of reverse loading (from the NE) and cornice stripping from the high winds. A few wind slabs were easy to trigger where the little bit of available snow had been transported (see Photo). Mid and Lower snow pack is starting to feel a bit stronger with last weeks warm temps, activity and now the -20 overnight. The deeper layers could still wake up with more loading and a return of warm temps though.

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