Steep Rocks near the Summit were shedding the new snow
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
We skied the 35-degree right side of Wildwood bowl cautiously avoiding the main steeper portions. Snowpit results were good, riding conditions were ok once you got off the ridge it was pleasant. Gut feelings: you could not pay me to ski the gut of avalanche terrain that was being loaded by the new snow...it was hard to stand up at times while watching my partner ski into wildwood.
Tamarack Patrol reported results in the upper foot of snow with explosives and cornice kicks. Around 2 PM the Summit chairlift closed due to 70 MPH gusts at the top of the lift. Small Rocks were blowing.
check out this video on youtube https://youtu.be/AHZL0GyR0yU
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Northern terrain was getting loaded from strong winds, 1 long crack shot from skis on an edge of wildwood, right. Avoided the steeper portion of the bowl.