February 18, 2022
February 19, 2022
Zone or Region:
Hazard Lake Area
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? Yes
Dry Loose (Sluff)
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Skiing steeper terrain, we were able to initiate loose dry sluffs. These did not run far and were not slab like. They were predictable and small.
New few inches of snow from earlier in the week really helped conditions. Snow had formed wind pillows along ridge lines and the NW winds had scoured slopes along ridges.
Frozen chicken heads lurked underneath the new snow as did the stout crust. Low angle wind and sun protected slopes provided the best skiing conditions.
Noted surface hoar development on shady aspects.
Snow became wet in the sunny aspects and grabby during the exit at 3:30.