The same weather that created great skiing and riding, has also contributed to the formation of a slab on our persistent weak layer from pre-Thanksgiving dry spell. Today we noted multiple avalanches running on this slab/weak-layer combo. Avalanches ranged from size D1-D2 (big enough to bury, injure or kill a person) and were 12”-24” deep, and up to a couple hundred feet wide. These avalanches live on SE through NW aspects.
Indicators and clues to this particular avalanche problem today included recent avalanches on the mentioned persistent weak layer, cracking, and collapsing. Patience, and avoidance are the solutions for this problem, plenty of good riding to be had in the meadows and low angle slopes without any overhead hazard above!