Heavy loads like a cornice failure might trigger this deep instability.
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
10 cm possible through the day on Sunday with light to moderate SW winds and seasonal temperatures. A return to dry conditions beginning Monday and continuing through the week accompanied by cold temperatures and light to moderate SW winds shifting to NE on Tuesday.
The snowpack is well-settled. There are 3 crusts in the snowpack, one is located near the snowpack base (220 to 2900 m), another about 30 cm below the snow surface around treeline and a melt-freeze crust on the surface on steep solar aspects. Widespread wind affected snow exists in the alpine.
No patrol occurred on Saturday and nothing new was reported.